Thursday, August 11, 2011

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This man presented with severe pain of his butt with spread of the disease to the anterior abdominal wall, penis, and scrotum. The patient also has diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Blood cultures grow out both aerobic and anaerobic organisms. You page urology stat.

Challenge: What's this eponymous diagnosis?

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3 comments:

Jyrvindrial said...

Is it fournier's gangren?

tree said...

Fournier gangrene

Craig Chen said...

Yes, you are correct!
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This is Fournier’s gangrene, necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum.

Sources: UpToDate; www.feinberg.northwestern.edu.