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Fournier Gangrene MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fournier Gangrene
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.377
C12.100.500.229
C12.200.294.229
Unique ID
D018934
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018934
Annotation
coordinate IM with specific site or organ/diseases term (IM) or with specific bacterial infection (IM) only if particularly discussed
Scope Note
An acute necrotic infection of the SCROTUM; PENIS; or PERINEUM. It is characterized by scrotum pain and redness with rapid progression to gangrene and sloughing of tissue. Fournier gangrene is usually secondary to perirectal or periurethral infections associated with local trauma, operative procedures, or urinary tract disease.
Entry Term(s)
Fournier Disease
Fournier's Disease
Fournier's Gangrene
Previous Indexing
Gangrene (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note
2000; see FOURNIER'S GANGRENE 1996-1999
History Note
2000(1996)
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/02/17
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Fournier Gangrene Preferred
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