Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Necrotizing Fasciitis

This is another case of necrotizing fasciitis- a subtype known as Fournier's gangrene, necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum. The most common risk factor of this infection is diabetes, though can be seen in patients with a malignancy or immunocompromised states. This is a urologic emergency!