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Published on August 16, 2016

Pharmacists' article published in national journal

Two members of the UHS Pharmacy Department at UHS Hospitals have co-authored an article that has been published in the journal U.S. Pharmacist.

Brent Carlson, PharmD, BCPS, and Lyndsay Wormuth, PharmD, BCACP, are the co-authors of "Fournier Gangrene in Males: An Overview," which appeared in the journal's August issue and also is available at

Brent is a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist and director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at UHS Hospitals.

Lyndsay is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist and a designee of the residency program.

Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene usually affecting the perineum.

It commonly occurs in elderly men, but can also appear in women and children.

It is more likely to occur in those with diabetes, those with alcoholism or those who are immune-compromised.

It was first described in 1764 by a physician named Baurienne and is named after a French venereologist, Jean Alfred Fournier, following five cases he presented in clinical lectures in 1883.