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Neonatal Fournier's gangrene.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20597572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum and external genitalia is a life-threatening infective gangrene, primarily seen in adults. It may be seen at any ages but it is rare in neonates and infants. Here, we report a case of Fournier's gangrene in a 21 day old male neonate who was treated aggressively with broad spectrum antibiotics and early surgical debridement with hemodynamic stabilization. Even though no obvious precipitating cause was identified, hygiene was thought to be the inciting factor. Early surgical debridement with appropriate antibiotics and aggressive supportive care gives good results and probably in our setting, to some extent, it is a preventable condition.
Subhajeet Dey; Kincho L Bhutia; Anil K Baruah; Bikram Kharga; Pradip K Mohanta; Varun K Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1735-3947     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Debridement / methods*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fournier Gangrene / diagnosis*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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