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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


BARROSO DE LA CRUZ, Emilio Simón; SANDOVAL CAMEJO, Odalys  and  SOTOLONGO TOLEDO, María Albertina. Fournier's gangrene. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

A review of Fournier's gangrene was made motivated by the report of a case that received attention at the Urology Section of “Iván Portuondo” General Teaching Hospital of San Antonio de los Baños, in 2002. The patient was treated with antibiotics by endovenous route and he underwent surgical débridement and left orchidectomy. The appearance of this disease is uncommon, so when the corresponding symptomatology appears at the primary health care level it is recommended to .widen the knowledge of necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, or Fournier's syndrome that is our final objective for the early attention at the secondary health care level, according to the most advanced medical criteria. Confidentiality and the informed consent were maintained.

Keywords : Fournier's gangrene.

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