Don't underestimate Fournier's gangrene: Report of 8 cases in 10 month survey - Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fourniers gangrene caused by synergic aerobic and anaerobic organism is a life threatening disorder.

METHODS: The medical records of 8 among 839 patients admitted to imam ali general hospital Zahedan university of Medical Sciences with fourniers gangrene during the 10 months period between 2012 and 2013 were reviewed.

RESULTS: The most common etiology and presentation were abscess and perianal pain respectively. Mixed bacterial flora was common finding in patient. Single debridement was carried out in 2 patients and repeated procedure was needed in 6.

CONCLUSION: This disease is characterized with high mortality of up to 75% but in our study the rate was 37.5%. In other studies diabetes mellitus was found to be the common condition related to fourniers gangrene but in our study the common etiology was perianal abscess. Fourniers gangrene should be rule out in any patient with perianal pain and flulike, swelling skin.

Written by:
Danesh HA, Saboury M, Sabzi A, Saboury M, Jafary M, Saboury S.   Are you the author?
Department of General Surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran; General Surgery Resident, Department of General Surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran; Internal Medicine Resident, Department of General Surgery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran; Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran; Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.  ; ; ; ; ;

Reference: Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015 Feb 2;29:172.


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