Ten patients with Fournier's gangrene were seen over an 11-month period; 3 had indwelling urethral catheters, 3 had preceding perineal infection and 6 had a history of alcohol abuse. An average of 2.1 operations was required per patient and the average hospital stay was 41 days. The mortality rate was 20%; 7 patients developed acute renal failure and 5 developed adult respiratory distress syndrome. Early treatment of these complications should help to reduce the mortality of this disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British Journal of Urology|
|State||Published - 1989|
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