Fournier’s gangrene: is the female gender a risk factor?

  title={Fournier’s gangrene: is the female gender a risk factor?},
  author={Ralf Czymek and Philine Frank and Stefan Limmer and Andreas Schmidt and Thomas Jungbluth and Uwe Roblick and Conny B{\"u}rk and Hans-Peter Bruch and Peter Kujath},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Fournier’s gangrene is a necrotizing fasciitis that affects the perineal, genital, or perianal regions. The objective of this study was to highlight this uncommon condition with a particular focus on the disease course in females. From 1996 to 2008, we prospectively collected data from 38 patients with Fournier’s gangrene (12 women, 26 men) and retrospectively analyzed relevant parameters. The mean age was 60.9 ± 11.3 years for females (group I) and 56.2 ± 11.7 years for males (group II). In… CONTINUE READING
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