Fournier's gangrene complicating hematologic malignancies: A case report and review of licterature

Giovanni D'Arena, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Emilio Buccino, Giancarlo Pacifico, Pellegrino Musto

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Abstract

Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a rare but severe necrotizing fasciitis of the external genitalia that may complicate the clinical course of hematologic malignancies and sometimes may be the first sign of the disease. The clinical course of FG is very aggressive and the mortality is still high despite the improvement in its management. Early recognition of FG and prompt appropriate treatment with surgical debridement and administration of antibiotics are the cornerstone of the management of this very severe disease. A review of the scientific literature focusing on the topic of FG complicating hematologic disorders is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases

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