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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181b21a15
Case Reports

Penile Fournier Gangrene Caused by Liquid Silicone Injection

Akinyemi, Emmanuel MD*; Nautiyal, Preeti MD†; Saigusa, Takamitsu MD‡

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Abstract

We report a case of debilitating penile necrosis in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected man secondary to injection of liquid silicone by an unskilled practitioner. The necrosis involved the penile shaft and was accompanied by scrotal cellulitis. The patient underwent aggressive debridement and was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics before successful split-thickness skin graft 2 months later. This case demonstrates that liquid silicone injection for soft tissue augmentation may lead to life-threatening infections.

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