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Fourniers Gangrene

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Fournier’s gangrene is a polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis that affects the perineum and genitalia. It involves five fascial planes, including Colles’ fascia, dartos fascia, Buck’s fascia, Scarpa’s fascia, and Camper’s fascia.

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Fourniers Gangrene PPT Summary

  1. Fournier’s gangrene affects the perineum and genitalia, involving multiple fascial planes.
  2. The gangrene can be caused by various factors, including trauma, diabetes mellitus, and poor personal hygiene.
  3. The pathogenesis involves polymicrobial infection, vascular thrombosis, tissue necrosis, and poor host defense.
  4. Diagnosis requires laboratory studies and imaging studies.
  5. Treatment involves aggressive resuscitation, antibiotics, surgical excision, and reconstruction.
  6. The mortality rate for patients with Fournier’s gangrene is high, especially in cases of delayed diagnosis or treatment.


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