Fournier's syndrome. Report of three cases and review of the literature.


Three children, aged 9 days, 3 weeks, and 9 1/2 months, were treated for Fournier's syndrome. The portals of entry for a miscellaneous group of pathogens included a circumcision in the first, a circumcision and a diaper rash in the second, and a hot water burn in the third. The development of the condition after a circumcision is noteworthy because it is an extremely common surgical procedure. Medical and minor surgical treatment of the gangrenous areas during the period of rapid healing was successful. This approach contrasts with those researchers who recommend grafts. All three children survived, although one died three years later of complications from the original burn, and in another, one testicle could not be palpated after healing.


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@article{Sussman1978FourniersSR, title={Fournier's syndrome. Report of three cases and review of the literature.}, author={Sara Sussman and Robin Schiller and V L Shashikumar}, journal={American journal of diseases of children}, year={1978}, volume={132 12}, pages={1189-91} }