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J Med Case Rep. 2009 May 26;3:7264. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-3-7264.

Fournier's gangrene in a patient after third-degree burns: a case report.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Fournier's gangrene is characterized by tissue ischemia leading to rapidly progressing necrotizing fasciitis.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We present the case of a patient with Fournier's gangrene after third-degree burns. Clinical manifestations, laboratory results and treatment options are discussed.

CONCLUSION:

Fournier's gangrene is a surgical emergency. Although it can be lethal, it is still a challenging situation in the field of surgical infections.

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19830156
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PMCID:
PMC2726546
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