FOURNIERS GANGRENE: A STUDY OF 50 PATIENTS

Shaik Khader Basha, A Raghavendran, R N M Francis

Abstract


Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a potentially life threatening progressive infection of the perineum and the genital.
The objective of this study was to analyse etiological, epidemiological and clinical factors laboratory parameters that affects the progression and
prognosis of the disease
This is a retrospective study of 50 patients admitted in hospital from 2010 to 2019. Patients were divided into survivors and non survivors.
Of 50 patients, all were male. The median age of all patients was 61 years. The mortality rate was 31.6% (12/50 patients). Microbiological cultures
were done in all patients
Besides clinical and laboratory parameters included in the FGSI calculation, body surface area and presence of other comorbidities on admission
were also associated with increased mortality.


Keywords


fourniers gangrene, necrotizing fasciitis

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