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Facial Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Rare Complication of Maxillary Sinusitis.

@inproceedings{Gupta2013FacialNF,
  title={Facial Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Rare Complication of Maxillary Sinusitis.},
  author={Nitin Gupta and Saurabh Varshney and Priyansh Gupta},
  year={2013}
}
Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon infection of the fascia and subcutaneous tissue, which is extremely rare in head and neck region because of high vascularity. Necrotizing fasciitis arising as a complication of maxillary sinusitis is exceptionally rare. We present the case of a 50-year-old female patient who was immunocompetent and developed facial necrotizing fasciitis as a sequel of maxillary sinusitis. She was effectively managed by surgical debridement and antibiotics. To the best of our… 

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