Cervical necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin.

  title={Cervical necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin.},
  author={Yoram Rapoport and Mordechai Z. Himelfarb and Daniel Zikk and Joan Bloom},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={72 1},
Necrotizing fasciitis is a severe soft tissue infection caused by both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and is characterized by a rapid extension along fascial planes and by necrosis of soft tissues. The disease rarely occurs in the head and neck. Three cases of necrotizing fasciitis of the neck after a dental infection are presented. The difficulty in diagnosing the early stage of this condition in relation to other soft tissue infections of odontogenic origin in the neck is discussed. The… CONTINUE READING


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