Holistic approach-A new way to treat and reduce mortality and morbidity in fournier’s gangrene
Vinod Kumar Nigam, Siddarth Nigam
Fournier’s gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene affecting genitalia or perineum. It is common in males but females and children are not excluded. It is more common in patients with comorbidites like diabetes, HIV and alcohol abuse. It is a fast spreading disease caused by polymicrobial infection including both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Early debridement and intravenous antibiotics are main treatment. Mortality can reach to 80% as seen in some studies. Our holistic approach has helped the patients of Fournier’s gangrene in reducing the rate of mortality and morbidity. Holistic approach includes the debridement, intravenous antibiotics and other required treatment in addition to positivity, relaxation, deep abdominal breathing, meditation and visualization.
Vinod Kumar Nigam, Siddarth Nigam. Holistic approach-A new way to treat and reduce mortality and morbidity in fournier’s gangrene. International Journal of Surgery Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 35-38