A diagnosis of Fournier gangrene was made, and the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit.
Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis that involves the perineal and scrotal soft tissue and often begins in the perirectal area.
6) We did not find any reported cases of Fournier gangrene with associated group C streptococcal bacteremia and suspect this is an uncommon occurrence.
Fournier gangrene is a life-threatening necrotizing soft tissue infection that afflicts diabetic men and progresses rapidly if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.
Diabetic patients may present with infections unique to this population, which include rhinocerebral mucormycosis, emphysematous cholecystitis, malignant otitis externa, and Fournier gangrene.