Fournier gangrene is a life-threatening necrotizing skin infection of the genitals and/or perineum.
Urologic emergency requiring antibiotics and emergent surgical débridement
History of mild trauma or localized infection in perineum, genitals, rectum
Progressive fullness, discomfort, and/or pain
May report rapidly progressing skin necrosis
Development of syst...
Patients should be placed on cardiac monitoring and observed for any clinical worsening.
Aggressive fluid resuscitation with isotonic solutions should be performed as needed t...
Urology follow-up for postoperative care
Wound care follow-up for wound care
Primary care follow-up for medical conditions
Depending on comorbidities, may need furth...
N49.3 Fournier gangrene
M72.6 Necrotizing fasciitis
398318005 Fournier's gangrene
397900003 Fournier's gangrene of penis
236782005 Fournier's gangrene of scrotum
52486002 Necrotizing fasci...
Rapid diagnosis and surgical intervention is imperative; if the diagnosis is unclear, diagnostic testing and observation may be helpful.
Emergent urologic consultation should occur as s...
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