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Fournier's gangrene.
Can J Surg. 1985 Mar; 28(2):180-2.CJ

Abstract

Fournier's disease--gangrene of the penis and scrotum--is an uncommon condition. During the past 6 years, five patients, whose cases are described, were admitted to Toronto General Hospital with this diagnosis. Four had preceding trauma (ischiorectal abscess, puncture wound, surgery) and four had pre-existing debilitating problems (diabetes, rectal carcinoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis). Appropriate treatment must include urgent radical surgery to remove all necrotic tissue, and combination antibiotic therapy directed against the likely organisms, which are aerobic gram-negative rods, gram-positive cocci and anaerobes. Clindamycin in combination with tobramycin or gentamicin proved to be effective in this series.

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3971244

Citation

Joo, P, and W J. Peters. "Fournier's Gangrene." Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, vol. 28, no. 2, 1985, pp. 180-2.
Joo P, Peters WJ. Fournier's gangrene. Can J Surg. 1985;28(2):180-2.
Joo, P., & Peters, W. J. (1985). Fournier's gangrene. Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, 28(2), 180-2.
Joo P, Peters WJ. Fournier's Gangrene. Can J Surg. 1985;28(2):180-2. PubMed PMID: 3971244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fournier's gangrene. AU - Joo,P, AU - Peters,W J, PY - 1985/3/1/pubmed PY - 1985/3/1/medline PY - 1985/3/1/entrez SP - 180 EP - 2 JF - Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie JO - Can J Surg VL - 28 IS - 2 N2 - Fournier's disease--gangrene of the penis and scrotum--is an uncommon condition. During the past 6 years, five patients, whose cases are described, were admitted to Toronto General Hospital with this diagnosis. Four had preceding trauma (ischiorectal abscess, puncture wound, surgery) and four had pre-existing debilitating problems (diabetes, rectal carcinoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis). Appropriate treatment must include urgent radical surgery to remove all necrotic tissue, and combination antibiotic therapy directed against the likely organisms, which are aerobic gram-negative rods, gram-positive cocci and anaerobes. Clindamycin in combination with tobramycin or gentamicin proved to be effective in this series. SN - 0008-428X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3971244/Fournier's_gangrene_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/gangrene.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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