A CASE STUDY ON FOURNIER’S GANGRENE IN AN EPILEPTIC PATIENT WITH THE EMERGENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN BACTERIA

  • SOWJANYA MENDEM Department of Pharmacy Practice, MNR College of Pharmacy, Sangaredy, Telangana, India
  • MD AQIB ALI FARAZ Department of Pharmacy Practice, MNR College of Pharmacy, Sangaredy, Telangana, India
  • K. LANKESWAR RAO Department of Pharmacy Practice, MNR College of Pharmacy, Sangaredy, Telangana, India

Abstract

Fournier's gangrene is rare necrotizing soft tissue infection affecting the perianal, perineal, and genital areas. The mean age of the reported cases was found to be at 55 y, predominantly in men. It occurs due to insufficient blood supply to the affected areas, along with the presence of an infection. Delay in the treatment is associated with a higher mortality rate, up to 90%, as the condition might progress to septic shock and other complications. Treatment requires urgent surgical debridement of all the necrotic tissue along with high doses of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Empirical broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is to be initiated as soon as possible until the results of the culture cause modifications in the therapy.

Keywords: Fournier’s gangrene, Epilepsy, Antibiotic resistance, Extensive debridement

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MENDEM, S., M. A. A. FARAZ, and K. L. RAO. “A CASE STUDY ON FOURNIER’S GANGRENE IN AN EPILEPTIC PATIENT WITH THE EMERGENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN BACTERIA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 9, Aug. 2020, pp. 88-90, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2020v12i9.39003.
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