Fournier’s Gangrene in a Female Patient: Rare Case Report

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Jothiprasad Venkatesan
T. B. Noufal
Sureeskumar Subramaniam
Sarveswaran Venugopal


Fournier’s gangrene is a rare, rapidly progressive, necrotizing fasciitis of the external genitalia and perineum. It is predominantly a disease of males but very rarely can occur in females also. It is a surgical emergency. An early diagnosis including evaluation of predisposing and etiological factors, metabolic and physiological parameters with prompt resuscitation, aggressive surgical debridement, broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage, and continuous monitoring of all the parameters is essential for a good outcome. This will reduce the mortality and morbidity of the disease. In this study we are reporting Fournier’s gangrene in a 56 years old diabetic female who was treated successfully with good outcome.

Fournier gangrene, necrotizing fasciitis, female, management

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Venkatesan, J., Noufal, T. B., Subramaniam, S., & Venugopal, S. (2020). Fournier’s Gangrene in a Female Patient: Rare Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 4(3), 19-22. Retrieved from
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