I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Jul 19

Basic Clin Androl



Management of Fournier’s gangrene during the Covid-19 pandemic era: make a virtue out of necessity.


Paladini A, Cochetti G, Tancredi A, Mearini M, Vitale A, Pastore F, Mangione P, Mearini E
Basic Clin Androl. 2022 Jul 19; 32(1):12.
PMID: 35850577.


Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a necrotizing fasciitis caused by aerobic and anaerobic bacterial infection that involves genitalia and perineum. Males, in their 60 s, are more affected with 1.6 new cases/100.000/year. Main risk factors are diabetes, malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease. FG is a potentially lethal disease with a rapid and progressive involvement of subcutaneous and fascial plane. A multimodal approach with surgical debridement, antibiotic therapy, intensive support care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is often needed. We present the inpatient management of an FG case during the Covid-19 pandemic period. A narrative review of the Literature searching "Fournier's gangrene", "necrotizing fasciitis" on PubMed and Scopus was performed.