It is possible that the main title of the report Fournier Gangrene is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Fournier disease
- Fournier gangrenes
- necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum and genitalia
- synergistic necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum and genitalia
Fournier gangrene is a serious, rapidly progressive infective gangrene involving the scrotum, penis, and/or perineum caused by a broad array of microorganisms, acting in mutual support of one another (synergistically) and usually resulting from local trauma, operative procedures, or urinary tract disease.
Since 1950, more than 1,800 cases for study have been reported in English language medical literature. This disease occurs worldwide and, although it is recognized more frequently among male adults, has been identified also among women and children. Treatment usually consists of the surgical removal (debridement) of extensive areas of dead tissue (necrosis, necrotic) and the administration of broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Surgical reconstruction may follow where necessary.
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