Necrotising fasciitis of the scrotum, penis or perineum

This is a severe, rapidly extending sub-type of polymicrobial necrotising fasciitis (qv) occurring in elderly Men and is caused by a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. It typically starts in the scrotum and then spreads to the perineum and Abdominal wall. It may less commonly involve the Penis and in the rare cases where the Penis is the major site of Infection has been termed Corbus disease. It has a High mortality if not treated aggressively.

Organ Affected

  • Skin System (Integumentary System)
  • Male Genital System
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • Fournier gangrene of the penis
  • Fournier gangrene of the scrotum and perineum
  • Corbus disease
  • Also Known As

  • Fournier gangrene
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