A CLINICAL STUDY OF FOURNIER'S GANGRENE

Dr M Rajanikanth, Dr Syam Sundar Junapudi

Abstract


Introduction:-Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene affecting the external genitalia and/or perineum. It commonly occurs in older men, but it can also occur in women and children. It is more likely to occur in diabetics, alcoholics, or those who are immunocompromised Aims And Objectives:-1.To study the mode of presentation of gangrene of the scrotum 2. To find abnormalities in biochemical parameters if any in this disease. Methodology:-A prospective observational study was done at department of General surgery, Government General Hospital, Nizamabad. Study was from August 2015 to August 2016.Total 43 patients diagnosed as Fournier’s gangrene. Results:-The disease is most prevalent in the fourth and fifth decades of life. The commonest presenting features are scrotal pain and erythema. The commonest source of origin is Genitourinary. Alcoholism and Diabetes and were major risk factors. Majority of the patients (65.12 %) presented between 48 hours to 1 week. Commonest agent causing infection was found to be E. coli.

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immunocompromised,genitalia,venereologist.

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