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Group C streptococcal sepsis complicating Fournier gangrene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16217985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fournier gangrene is a life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal-scrotal area that occurs in diabetic males. Patients typically present with systemic toxicity and significant inflammatory changes in the scrotum and perineum. Most cases of Fournier gangrene are polymicrobic and require urgent surgical debridement and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. We describe a case of Fournier gangrene in a young diabetic man that was associated with group C streptococcal bacteremia, an association previously unreported in the literature to our knowledge.
Mark A Marinella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-12     Completed Date:  2005-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteremia / drug therapy,  microbiology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
Drug Combinations
Fournier Gangrene / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Penicillanic Acid / analogs & derivatives,  therapeutic use
Perineum / microbiology,  pathology
Piperacillin / therapeutic use
Scrotum / microbiology,  pathology
Sepsis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Drug Combinations; 61477-96-1/Piperacillin; 87-53-6/Penicillanic Acid; 93528-38-2/tazobactam

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