Fournier’s syndrome, a necrotizing subcutaneous infection of the male genitalia, is characterized by an explosive onset and a rapid evolution. It is caused by a synergistic interaction of several aerobe and anaerobe bacteria. The immediate institution of an aggressive therapy with extensive drainage and supporting broad spectrum antibiotics gives the best results. Hyperbaric oxygen can be used as complementary therapy. Reconstructive surgery can be considered for very large tissue and skin defects.

Gandawidjaja, Opheide, Michiels, , , , , , (). [Fournier’s syndrome]. Acta chirurgica Belgica, ;87(2):96-100. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3591186