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Gangrene (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

Gangrene, necrosis, dry gangrene, wet gangrene, gas gangrene, Clostridia, frostbite, arteriosclerosis, smoking, Raynaud's disease, debridement, hyperbaric oxygen, amputation, foot care, black toe

Authors and Editors

Author: Ronald A Greenfield, MD, Chief, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine

Coauthor: Shehnaz Shaikh, MD, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com


Last Editorial Review: 5/15/2007

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Fournier Gangrene »

In 1883, the French venereologist Jean Alfred Fournier described a series in which 5 previously healthy young men suffered from a rapidly progressive gangrene of the penis and scrotum without apparent cause.

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