What are the goals of drug treatment for Fournier gangrene?

Updated: Jun 03, 2021
  • Author: Vernon M Pais, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy in Fournier gangrene are to reduce morbidity and to control the infection. Broad-spectrum antibiotics should be given early in treatment. Tetanus prophylaxis is indicated if soft-tissue injury is present.


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