Fournier's Gangrene. Case report - Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is a condition marked by fulminant polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the urogenital and perineal areas.

We present a patient with Fournier's gangrene and describe the physical examination and bedside sonographic findings. These findings can assist in the evaluation of patients with concerning symptoms so there can be timely administration of antibiotics and specialist consultation when necessary.

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Matilsky D, Lewiss RE, Whalen M, Saul T.   Are you the author?
Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound Division, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, USA; Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA.  

Reference: Med Ultrason. 2014 Sep;16(3):262-3.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25110769 Infections Section