Annals of Biomedical Sciences

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Fournier\'s gangrene secondary to prolonged use of Steroid- containing cream: a case report

O C Osime, P I Iribhogbe


A case of Fournier's gangrene in a patient that had used a steroid containing bleaching cream for five years is reported with a brief discussion on the possible mode of action of the cream. Other effects of the cream (striae, ‘bleaching') are also noted. We also present this case as a rare cause of Fournier's gangrene.

Keywords: Fournier's gangrene, Bleaching cream, Steroid, Striae.

Annals of Biomedical Science Vol. 1 (2) 2002: pp. 152-155
AJOL African Journals Online