Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175--178

Fournier俟Q製 gangrene in neonates


RB Goyal, G Prabhakar, RBS Gurjar, SS Shekhawat 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery SP Medical College & Associated Group of Hospital, Bikaner

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RB Goyal
Department of Pediatric Surgery SP Medical College & Associated Group of Hospital, Bikaner

ABSTRACT: Fournier俟Q製 gangrene, an anerobic necrotizing fasciitis, is a serious pathologic entity primarily affecting adults. Herein we report three cases of Fournier俟Q製 gangrene, all under the age of one month and presenting almost simultaneously. These were treated by broad spectrum antibiotics and repeated surgical debridement. All survived with no complications. Polymicrobial infection was held responsible for the gangrene. Stress was given on vigorous treatment which included hemodynamic stabilization, para\enteral broad spectrum antibiotics and surgical debridement. Though measures like institution of hyperbaric oxygen and application of various topical agents have been described in the literature, the cases in the present series responded well to combination of antibiotics and surgical debridement.


How to cite this article:
Goyal R, Prabhakar G, Gurjar R, Shekhawat S. Fournier's gangrene in neonates.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2003;8:175-178


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Goyal R, Prabhakar G, Gurjar R, Shekhawat S. Fournier's gangrene in neonates. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];8:175-178
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