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|Title:||Fournier gangrene with concurrent multifocal necrotizing fasciitis: a systematic review and case report.||Austin Authors:||Paynter, Jessica A;Qin, Kirby R ;Situ, Dongrong;Lee, Chun Hin Angus||Affiliation:||Surgery
Department of General Surgery, Bendigo Health, Bendigo, Australia
|Issue Date:||26-May-2022||metadata.dc.date:||2022||Publication information:||Annals of Coloproctology 2022;||Abstract:||A patient presented to a regional surgical center with Fournier gangrene (FG) and concurrent multifocal necrotizing fasciitis (NF). Given the rarity, it was decided to undertake a systematic review to investigate the incidence and prevalence of FG with multifocal NF and consequently determine the treatment and approach to management of such presentation. Firstly, the report of the 56-year-old male patient is discussed regarding his surgical management. Secondly, a systematic review was undertaken according to PRISMA guidelines using Medline, Scopus, and Embase databases. Searches used the following MeSH terms: ("fournier's gangrene") AND ((necrotising fasciitis) OR (necrotising soft tissue infection)). Once the search results were obtained, duplicate articles were removed. Titles, abstracts, and articles were reviewed by 2 authors. The search strategy using the 3 databases revealed a total of 402 studies. Fifty-seven studies were removed due to duplication. A total of 345 records were screened via title and abstract, of which 115 were excluded. Two hundred and thirty studies were reviewed for eligibility. A total of all 230 studies were excluded; 169 were excluded as they included the incorrect patient population (patients suffered from FG or NF, but not both collectively), 60 studies were excluded due to incorrect study designs, and 1 report occurred in the wrong setting. This highlights that while being a relatively known, uncommon infection both FG and NF are well documented separately within the literature. However, FG with concurrent multifocal NF has not been documented within the literature.||URI:||https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/30246||DOI:||10.3393/ac.2022.00192.0027||ORCID:||0000-0001-5215-5985||Journal:||Annals of Coloproctology||PubMed URL:||35615761||PubMed URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35615761/||ISSN:||2287-9714||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Fournier gangrene
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