Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region: a case report

Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region: a case report Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially lethal disease. It starts as an infection of muscle fascia and soft tissue. The head and neck region is rarely involved. Spreading of the disease is very rapid and can lead to serious complications. This paper reports a patient with necrotizing fasciitis of the right upper eyelid which required debridement and intensive care admission. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region: a case report

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-007-0177-z
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Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially lethal disease. It starts as an infection of muscle fascia and soft tissue. The head and neck region is rarely involved. Spreading of the disease is very rapid and can lead to serious complications. This paper reports a patient with necrotizing fasciitis of the right upper eyelid which required debridement and intensive care admission.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2008

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