Gangrena de Fournier en asociación con el uso de anti-inflamatorios no esteroideos: Reporte de un caso pediátrico Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Fournier's gangrene is a rare but life-threatening disease characterized by necrotizing fasciitis of the perineal area. It mostly affects adult patients with an immunosuppressant factor and there are only a few cases reported in children. Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has been associated with necrotizing fasciitis probably because of suppressing host immunity during infection. We describe a case of a six month old infant without immunosuppressant factors, with Founier's gangrene probably associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory intake.


  • Florez, Ivan
  • Garcés S, Carlos
  • Gómez L. de M, Carolina
  • Florez G, Iván D
  • Muñoz Z, Juan D

publication date

  • August 2010