Fournier's GangreneTemiz M*
Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty, Mustafa Kemal University, 31030 Hatay, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Temiz M
Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty
Mustafa Kemal University, 31030 Hatay, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 19, 2014; Accepted Date: March 20, 2014; Published Date: March 23, 2014
Citation: Temiz M (2014) Fournier’s Gangrene. Emergency Med 4:183. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000183
Copyright: © 2014 Temiz M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fournier's gangrene is a usually polymicrobial, necrotizing, life-threatening fasciitis of the perineal, genital and perianal region. It is a fulminant disease which can rapidly spread to the abdominal wall and cause a high mortality. It is important to diagnose the disease process as early as possible as when the tyreatment is delayed mortality rate is directly increased.