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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179-182

Necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin in a nonimmunocompromised patient: A rare case report


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Science, Bariely, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of Dental Science, Bariely, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Departments of Dental Public Health, JKK Nataraja Dental College, Komarapalyam, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Departments of Dental Public Health, Surender Dental College and Hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh B Sakri
Department of Dental Public Health, Surender Dental College and Hospital, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.141216

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading infection involving the superficial fat, fascial layers with necrosis of skin and is a disfiguring condition that is fatal. Head and neck are an unusual site, which is rarely affected. It is characterized by its fulminating, devastating and rapid progressive course. It usually occurs in patients with systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, HIV infections, etc. A case of cervical necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin occurring in a nonimmunocompromised patient is reported here who was treated successfully by surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy.


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