Neglected Fournier's Gangrene Caused by Acinetobacter baumannii: A Rare Case Report


EMRE A., Sertkaya M., Akbulut S. , Duman Y., KALE İ. T.

CASE REPORTS IN SURGERY, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2016/8461354
  • Dergi Adı: CASE REPORTS IN SURGERY

Özet

Fournier's gangrene, rare but life threatening disease, is characterized by an acute necrotic infection of the scrotum, penis, or perineum. Fournier's gangrene is a mixed infection caused by both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Fournier's gangrene caused by multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii have been reported rarely. The mainstay of treatment is prompt recognition and a combination of antibiotics with radical debridement. We describe a case of a 56-year-old male patient presenting with neglected Fournier's gangrene caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. Many treatment modalities including broad-spectrum antibiotics, aggressive debridement, negative pressure wound therapy, diversion colostomy, and partial-thickness skin grafts were applied to save the patient's life.