why does fournier gangrene happen?

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Is it like sepsis? Where the body just overreacts to the bacteria or infection.

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Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis that affects the perineum. Necrotizing fasciitis is a dangerous infection because it extends deep to the fascia and is hard for the body to fight back (due to limited blood supply and access) and the fascia provides a route through which the infection can rapidly spread. It typically does cause sepsis, which is your body’s attempt to fight it, but mortality rates are high.

It’s not purely that your body overreacts to the infection – the infection is quite terrible and it needs to primarily be treated, but side effects from sepsis can make it worse.