What causes fournier gangrene?

Seen in diabetics. Fournier's gangrene is seen in neglected untreated diabetics, infection of genitalia starts at scrotum rapidly spreads if untreated it is lethal. , need extensive debridements, frequent dressings and antibiotics.
Bacteria. May be from an infected hair follicle. Fournier's gangrene is a life threatening and often rapidly progressive infection in the skin and soft tissue of the region between the anus and vaguna or base of scrotum.
Bacteria susceptible. Bacteria are the cause but they typically will only cause disease in a susceptible (immunocompromised) individual.

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