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Fournier`s gangrene: she is getting out of the hospital soon. what do we need to know when we get her home?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 41 years experience
Control diabetes: Fournier's is an aggressive infection of the groin area. Usually requires surgical removal of tissue. Most patients require long term wound care. Happens most commonly in diabetics, so sugar control is essential. Often a surgeon, urologist and plastic surgeon are involved. Follow their recommendations. Keeping the wound clean is essential.

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