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Urology. 2018 Apr;114:8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.10.031. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

Presentation and Diagnosis of Fournier Gangrene.

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1
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: voelzke@uw.edu.
2
Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe type of necrotizing soft tissue infection involving the superficial fascia and subcutaneous tissues. Fournier gangrene, a type of necrotizing fasciitis, affects the genitalia or perineum. Although a rare health condition, Fournier gangrene can result in significant morbidity and unnecessary mortality following delay in diagnosis and management. We provide a review of relevant presenting features to aid diagnosis and allow timely surgical management of this serious infectious condition.

PMID:
29146218
DOI:
10.1016/j.urology.2017.10.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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