Indian Journal of Urology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161--165

Prospective evaluation of risk factors for mortality in patients of Fournier俟Q製 gangrene: A single center experience


Hari Gopal Vyas1, Anup Kumar2, Vimal Bhandari1, Niraj Kumar2, Abhinav Jain1, Rohit Kumar2 
1 Department of Surgery, V. M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Urology, V. M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anup Kumar
Department of Urology, V. M. Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Introduction: Fournier俟Q製 gangrene is an aggressive disease with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess risk factors associated with mortality among patients of Fournier俟Q製 gangrene. Materials and Methods: Between May 2011 and September 2012, all patients of Fournier俟Q製 gangrene treated at our center were included in the study. All patients underwent emergency surgical debridement and received broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics. Their baseline characteristics, treatment, and follow-up data were recorded and analyzed. Results: A total of 30 patients were included in the study. Of these, six patients (20%) died during the treatment. Age >55 years, total leukocyte count >15000 cumm, extent of the area involved, septic shock at admission, visual analog scale (VAS) >7 at admission, and Fournier gangrene severity index (FGSI) score >8 at admission were significantly associated with increased mortality. Conclusion : In patients of Fournier俟Q製 gangrene, increased age, total leukocyte count, extent of the area involved, septic shock at admission, VAS score, and FGSI score at admission have a significant association with mortality.


How to cite this article:
Vyas HG, Kumar A, Bhandari V, Kumar N, Jain A, Kumar R. Prospective evaluation of risk factors for mortality in patients of Fournier's gangrene: A single center experience.Indian J Urol 2013;29:161-165


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Vyas HG, Kumar A, Bhandari V, Kumar N, Jain A, Kumar R. Prospective evaluation of risk factors for mortality in patients of Fournier's gangrene: A single center experience. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];29:161-165
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