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International Dental Journal of Student Research

Chronic Necrotizing Fasciitis/the Flesh Eating Bacterial Disease – An Unusual Sequel of Odontogenic Infections

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Author Details: Rashi Bahl, Nilanchal Sahai

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 132

Article End Page : 135


Cervical necrotizing fasciitis is an unusual encounter in the general surgical practice, but is a life threatening condition requiring early recognition and adequate surgical treatment. Necrotizing fasciitis which holds deep fascia and subcutaneous fatty tissue including primarily surface fascia along with vein and nerve structure, is a fast progressing soft tissue infection of which mortality and morbidity is high. It is rarely seen in head and neck zone and usually develops after tooth and pharynx originated infections. This infection originating from a dental related source is rare. Early diagnosis, proper antibiotic therapy and surgical debridement form the factors affecting the success in cervical necrotizing fasciitis treatment.

Keywords: Cervical, Necrotizing fasciitis, Fournier Gangrene