Microbiological aspects of Fournier's gangrene.


Yilmazlar T., Gulcu B., IŞIK Ö., Ozturk E.

International journal of surgery (London, England), vol.40, pp.135-138, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2017.02.067
  • Journal Name: International journal of surgery (London, England)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-138
  • Keywords: Empiric antimicrobial therapy, Microbial, Necrotizing fasciitis, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, PREDICTORS, MANAGEMENT, MORTALITY

Abstract

Background: Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a devastating disease that is characterized by necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal, genital, or perianal region. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are the key component of its treatment. However, there is paucity of data regarding the optimal empirical antibiotherapy for FG.