Fournier's gangrene as first presentation of promyelocytic leukemia

Harald J. Faber, Armand R.J. Girbes, Simon Daenen

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A 50-year-old male is described who presented with Fournier's gangrene as what is probably the first manifestation of a newly diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), promyelocytic type or variant type M3 according to the FAB classification. Despite aggressive fluid resuscitation, tuned infusion of vasoactive drugs, appropriate antibiotics and extensive surgical debridement, the patient died within 24 h as a result of irreversible septic shock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalLeukemia research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1998


  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • DIC
  • Fournier's gangrene
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Promyelocytic leukemia
  • Sepsis

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