Fournier gangrene

Fournier gangrene

Fournier gangrene is a necrotizing soft tissue infection of the perineum. Although rare, it can present as a suspected perirectal abscess, so a high index of suspicion must be maintained. Treatment is prompt surgical debridement.

  • • Local signs —crepitance, bullae, cellulitis
  • • Systemic signs —altered mental status, hypotension, oliguria

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