Cervical necrotizing fasciitis: clinical manifestations and management.

  title={Cervical necrotizing fasciitis: clinical manifestations and management.},
  author={Daniel Mathieu and R{\'e}my Nevi{\`e}re and C Teillon and J. L. Chagnon and N Lebleu and Francis Wattel},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={21 1},
Forty-five cases of cervical necrotizing fasciitis are reported, and their clinical, bacteriologic, and therapeutic implications are considered. Fasciitis was of dental origin in 78% of cases, pharyngeal in 16%, and surgical or posttraumatic in 6%. The condition extended to the face in 22% of cases, to the lower part of the neck in 56%, and to the mediastinum in 40%. Soft-tissue cultures were positive in 78% of cases. Anaerobes were isolated along with aerobes in 49% of cases (mean, 2.2… CONTINUE READING


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