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Gangrene (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Consult a health-care provider immediately if the following signs develop:

  • An area of the body turns blue or black.
  • A wound does not heal in seven to14 days.
  • Pain in a localized area is severe.
  • Unexplained fever is persistent.
  • Pus or blood drainsfrom the wound.
  • A foul-smelling odor discharges from the wound.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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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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