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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

Varicella and Fournier's gangrene

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University), Porur, Chennai - 600 116, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.35351

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Fournier's gangrene is the necrotizing fasciitis of the scrotum and the perineum. The treatment involves early recognition, aggressive resuscitation, radical debridement and appropriate antibiotics. Even though its association with varicella is known to occur in children, it is found to be uncommon in adults. We present our findings and review literature regarding the associations, clinical presentations and management of Fournier's gangrene.

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