Association between atherogenic dyslipidemia and fournier's gangrene
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine whether atherogenic dyslipidemia is associated with the disease and morbidity in our patients treated for Fournier's gangrene (FG). METHODS Sixty-two patients who were treated with the diagnosis of FG at our center between 2012 and 2017 were retrospectively screened. RESULTS The triglyceride values of the patients who required reconstructive surgery were statistically significantly higher than those of the patients for whom wound debridement and primary
... ement and primary suturing was sufficient (p:0.001). A total of 65.7% of the patients had normal triglyceride values in the group in which wound debridement and primary suturing was sufficient, while this rate was 22.2% in the group of patients who needed reconstructive surgery; the difference was statistically significant (p: 0.002). The UFGSI score of those with triglyceride values higher than the normal range was statistically significantly higher (p:0.006). The cut-off point for the triglyceride value for which Fournier's gangrene was more morbid and the probability of reconstructive surgery need was significantly higher, i.e., >233mg. CONCLUSION Our study has demonstrated that atherogenic dyslipidemia, especially hypertriglyceridemia, is an important factor affecting morbidity and associated with high patient care costs after hospitalization and discharge in FG.