Fungal Fourniers Gangrene in an Immunocompromised Patient

Winston Crowell, Robyn Roberts, Susan Tarry

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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

Keywords

  • Fournier gangrene
  • Fungal
  • Rhizopus
  • Zygomycetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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