Fournier's Gangrene Stories Are One More Shocking Than Then The Last

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Another case of Fournier's Gangrene has been reported in a man who this time tried to enlarge his penis by injecting it with an item found in most medicine cabinets

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Fournier's Gangrene is suspected in another case involving necrotizing fasciitis of the genitals. A 45- year old South Pacific man is reporting having to have his penis and an area of flesh around it amputated the other day as a result of developing Fournier's Gangrene, a flesh-eating disease of the genital area of the body. Fournier's Gangrene is necrotizing fasciitis where dying flesh turns black and dies. Necrosis spreads rapidly unless treated immediately. The only known treatment, however, is surgical debridement (cutting away) of the surrounding healthy tissues much like removing cancer, and then treating the patient with antibiotics. Fournier's Gangrene patients usually spend around 3 months in the hospital and few are lucky enough to even survive. The South Pacific man was said to have attempted to enlarge the size of his penis by self-administering Vaseline Petroleum jelly injections into his penis around 6 months before going to the hospital. The man complained of itchiness around the base of his penis and a high fever. Fournier's Gangrene spread to his testicles which also required amputation. Early detection of Fournier's Gangrene is essential if the disease is to be treated before the patient dies as evidenced by other recent incidences where the disease was ignored by a nursing home in Florida. Diabetes drug infection lawsuits attorneys offer a free consultation before filing a claim.

84-year-old York Spratling, a military veteran who had entered a nursing home in Florida, US, died after contracting the genital flesh-eating disease known as Fournier's Gangrene. Spratling lied in bed at the Consulate Health Care Nursing Home (AHCA) in Jacksonville Florida, unattended and suffering from the flesh-eating disease of his penis, scrotum, and surrounding area until others at the home complained that they could no longer take the smell of rotting flesh that was emanating from Spratling's room. Unlike the South Pacific victim, Spratling was a diabetic patient taking SGLT2-blocker drugs that the FDA and CDC have linked to being the cause of Fournier's Gangrene. Hospital officials where Spratling was admitted and subsequently died listed the cause of death as Sepsis. Little is known of Fournier's Gangrene and doctors at the hospital told Spratling's nephew that they had never seen anything like this before.

In India, a man suffering from priapism, a.k.a., a painful erection of the penis that lasts longer than two days, had to have the upper third of his penis amputated after Fournier's Gangrene set in. The reason given for developing the flesh-eating bacteria was that a catheter used to drain his then-erect penis was accidentally left in after the procedure and bandaged too tightly along with his unit causing the loss of blood flow and infection.

The US Food and Drug Administration has identified 55 cases of Fournier's Gangrene linked to diabetic patients that are taking sodium-glucose blocker drugs to control their blood sugar levels. Patients can opt for the SGLT-2 drug instead of having to inject insulin via a needle every day. SGLT-2 drugs re-route sugar bypassing the kidney and liver, to be eliminated directly in the urine.

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