Phagedena


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Phag`e`de´na


n.1.(Med.) A canine appetite; bulimia.
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In literature, many terms have been used synonymously to describe this clinical condition which include idiopathic gangrene of the scrotum, periurethral phelgmon, streptococcal scrotal gangrene, phagedena, and synergistic necrotizing cellulitis.
Controversy exists regarding the difference between primary and secondary Fournier's gangrene, and the condition has several other names: necrotising fasciitis, peri-urethral phlegmon, phagedena and necrotising cellulitis.