Monday, October 29, 2007

MRSA Infections and Urology

MRSA is a resistant form of the Staph bacteria, an organism commonly found on human skin. Staph can cause a variety of infections, and occasionally can cause a severe scrotal infection known as Fournier’s Gangrene. Fournier’s Gangrene typically starts as a “pimple” on the scrotum, but can quickly spread to cause gangrene of the scrotal skin.

When caught in the pimple stage, Fournier’s Gangrene is easy to treat. If not diagnosed in a timely manner, however, treatment involves surgical removal of all infected tissue, including the scrotum.

If you see a lesion that you are concerned with, please call Dr Schoor.