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Fournier Gangrene

Fournier Gangrene: Introduction

Fournier Gangrene: A necrotizing bacterial infection of the skin on the genitals and perineum. The condition progresses rapidly and immediate medical attention is vital to prevent the bacteria entering the blood steam and resulting in death. It is usually the male genitals that are affected. The risk of the condition is increased by surgery, extreme obesity, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, leukemia and immune system disorders. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fournier Gangrene is available below.

Symptoms of Fournier Gangrene

  • Tissue destruction in the genital area
  • Tissue destruction in the perineal area
  • Pain
  • Spongy skin
  • Dead skin
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Fournier Gangrene

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Fournier Gangrene: Complications

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Causes of Fournier Gangrene

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Fournier Gangrene: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Fournier Gangrene:

A fulminating group A streptococcal infection beginning with severe or extensive cellulitis that spreads to involve the superficial and deep fascia, producing thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and gangrene of the underlying tissues. A cutaneous lesion usually serves as a portal of entry for the infection, but sometimes no such lesion is found. (Dorland, 28th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Fournier Gangrene

  1. Fournier Gangrene: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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