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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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VIEL SANCHES, Pedro Yulier et al. Fournier's gangrene. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2020, vol.49, n.1, e333.  Epub Mar 01, 2020. ISSN 0138-6557.


Fournier gangrene is an infectious disease characterized by a necrotizing fascitis of fulminant evolution that affects the perineal, genital or perianal region, with rapid progression and high lethality.


To describe the patient symptomatology and good evolution, despite several factors of poor prognosis.

Clinical case:

77-year-old male patient, diabetic and hypertensive, referred to intensive care, from the urology department, with the diagnosis of Fournier gangrene, metabolic decontrol and exacerbation of chronic kidney disease.


With intensive surgical and medical treatment and the use of hyperbaric oxygenation, he had a favorable evolution, until his discharge.

Keywords : Fournier gangrene; gangrene; gas gangrene; products with antimicrobial action.

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