Fournier's gangrene in childhood: a report of 3 infant patients


Ekingen G., Isken T., Agir H., ÖNCEL S. , GÜNLEMEZ A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.43, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Fournier's gangrene is uncommon in pediatric age group, and little is known about the disease fit the newborn period and infancy. Three patients, aged 10 clays, 14, and 17 months, with Fournier's gangrene, were treated in our hospital. The predisposing factors were prematurity, a diaper rash, and varicella infection, respectively. Especially, prematurity and diaper rash ire rare predisposing factors in the pediatric population; therefore, high index of suspicion, prompt diagnosis, conservative surgery. and multidisciplinary approach are the mainstays of management in children with Fournier's gangrene. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved,