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Gangrenous toe in diabetes. Gangrene of the toe of a diabetic patient with peripheral vascular disease. Peripheral vascular disease, which affects blood flow and can cause tissue death (necrosis), is a complication of diabetes mellitus type 1. Gangrene is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that arises when a considerable mass of body tissue dies.
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