Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient

Winston Crowell, Robyn Roberts, Susan Tarry

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fournier's Gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the groin, perianal and perineal region that is often polymicrobial in nature, often averaging 3 species of bacteria per patient. The typical infection can be due to a host of microbes, including gram positive, gram negative and anaerobic species including. Many of the causative organisms are found in the normal microbial flora of the perineum. Therefore, Fourniers is an opportunistic infection most commonly affecting the immunosuppressed. The majority of Fournier's gangrene are bacterial; however there have been cases of fungal Fournier's gangrene reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Fingerprint

Fournier Gangrene
Immunocompromised Host
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Perineum
Groin
Opportunistic Infections
Bacteria
Infection

Keywords

  • Fournier gangrene
  • Fungal
  • Rhizopus
  • Zygomycetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

Cite this

Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient. / Crowell, Winston; Roberts, Robyn; Tarry, Susan.

In: Urology Case Reports, Vol. 4, 01.01.2016, p. 1-3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crowell, Winston ; Roberts, Robyn ; Tarry, Susan. / Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient. In: Urology Case Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 4. pp. 1-3.
@article{b55f0875cd9b42589a620587f995eac5,
title = "Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient",
abstract = "Fournier's Gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the groin, perianal and perineal region that is often polymicrobial in nature, often averaging 3 species of bacteria per patient. The typical infection can be due to a host of microbes, including gram positive, gram negative and anaerobic species including. Many of the causative organisms are found in the normal microbial flora of the perineum. Therefore, Fourniers is an opportunistic infection most commonly affecting the immunosuppressed. The majority of Fournier's gangrene are bacterial; however there have been cases of fungal Fournier's gangrene reported in the literature.",
keywords = "Fournier gangrene, Fungal, Rhizopus, Zygomycetes",
author = "Winston Crowell and Robyn Roberts and Susan Tarry",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.eucr.2015.09.009",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "1--3",
journal = "Urology Case Reports",
issn = "2214-4420",
publisher = "Elsevier Saunders",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient

AU - Crowell, Winston

AU - Roberts, Robyn

AU - Tarry, Susan

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Fournier's Gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the groin, perianal and perineal region that is often polymicrobial in nature, often averaging 3 species of bacteria per patient. The typical infection can be due to a host of microbes, including gram positive, gram negative and anaerobic species including. Many of the causative organisms are found in the normal microbial flora of the perineum. Therefore, Fourniers is an opportunistic infection most commonly affecting the immunosuppressed. The majority of Fournier's gangrene are bacterial; however there have been cases of fungal Fournier's gangrene reported in the literature.

AB - Fournier's Gangrene is a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the groin, perianal and perineal region that is often polymicrobial in nature, often averaging 3 species of bacteria per patient. The typical infection can be due to a host of microbes, including gram positive, gram negative and anaerobic species including. Many of the causative organisms are found in the normal microbial flora of the perineum. Therefore, Fourniers is an opportunistic infection most commonly affecting the immunosuppressed. The majority of Fournier's gangrene are bacterial; however there have been cases of fungal Fournier's gangrene reported in the literature.

KW - Fournier gangrene

KW - Fungal

KW - Rhizopus

KW - Zygomycetes

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84952932465&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84952932465&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.eucr.2015.09.009

DO - 10.1016/j.eucr.2015.09.009

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84952932465

VL - 4

SP - 1

EP - 3

JO - Urology Case Reports

JF - Urology Case Reports

SN - 2214-4420

ER -