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Table 1 Distribution of patients according to predisposing/etiological factors

From: Fournier’s gangrene at a tertiary health facility in northwestern Tanzania: a single centre experiences with 84 patients

Predisposing/etiological factors Number of patients Percentages
Diabetes mellitus 14 16.7
Peri-anal abscess 11 13.1
HIV/AIDS 9 9.5
Post-inguinoscrotal herniorrhaphy 8 8.3
Perineal/scrotal trauma 8 8.3
Thrombosed haemorrhoids 7 8.3
Post-hydrocelectomy 5 6.0
Urethral stricture with watering cane perineum 2 2.4
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 2 2.4
Post-penile amputation 2 2.4
Urinary bladder injury with extravasation of urine 1 1.2
Predisposing factor not identified 15 17.9