Fournier's gangrene: nine cases of necrotizing infection of the male genitalia.

Abstract

Between 1989 and 1993, nine patients with Fournier's gangrene presented to our institution. The mean patient age was 66 years. The source of infection was dermal in five cases, urethral in three cases and rectal in one case. Potential contributing factors included diabetes mellitus in six cases, alcohol abuse in four cases and drug-induces immunosuppression… (More)

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