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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-138

Cervical necrotizing fasciitis caused by dental infection: A review and case report


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Gandhinagar, Airport Road, Indore (M.P.), India

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Anisha Maria
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Gandhinagar, Airport Road, Indore - 453 112, M.P
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.79215

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Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck is an uncommon, potentially fatal , soft tissue infection characterized by extensive necrosis and gas formation in the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. The purpose of this report is to heighten the awareness of this infection. The article also outlines an appropriate management strategy for use in the treatment of these patients and reviews the literature along with a report of a case which was successfully managed.


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