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Gangrene (cont.)

Surgery

The wound is cleared of dead tissue (debrided) to allow healing and to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding areas.

If the infection cannot be controlled with debridement and administration of antibiotics, amputation of the affected part becomes necessary to prevent further deterioration.

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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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