Fournier's Gangrene: Report of Six Cases

@article{Ochiai2001FourniersGR,
  title={Fournier's Gangrene: Report of Six Cases},
  author={Takanori Ochiai and Kazutoshi Ohta and Masayasu Takahashi and Shigeru Yamazaki and Takehisa Iwai},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={553-556}
}
Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a fatal infectious disease with necrotic fasciitis of the external genitalia. This disease persists to this day in spite of recent advances in antibiotics. Although fewer than 100 cases have been reported in Japan, we have treated six cases in the last 4 years. The patients consisted of five men and one woman, with an average age of 47.5 years. All patients received surgical treatment including incisions, aggressive debridement, drainage, irrigation, and antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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