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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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PEREZ LADRON DE GUEVARA, Paloma; CORNELIO RODRIGUEZ, Georgina  and  QUIROZ CASTRO, Oscar. Fournier’s Gangrene. A Case Report. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2020, vol.63, n.5, pp.26-30.  Epub Mar 05, 2021. ISSN 2448-4865.

Fournier’s Gangrene is a type II necrotizing fascitis that leads to thrombosis of small subcutaneous vessels and spreads through the perianal and genital regions and the skin of the perineal. Most cases have a perianal or colorectal focus and in a smaller proportion it originates from the urogenital tract.

The mortality rate varies between 7.8 and 50%1-3, only timely diagnosis decreases the morbidity and mortality of this condition. Treatment includes surgical debridement of all necrotic tissue and the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Keywords : Fournier’s gangrene; gangrene; necrotizing fasciitis; infectious necrotizing of soft tissues.

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