Mortality associated with cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis.

  title={Mortality associated with cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis.},
  author={Joseph B. Roberson and Jennifer L. Harper and Edward C. Jauch},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={82 3},
Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection but still occurs and carries a mortality rate up to 60%. It is a polymicrobial infection that is characterized by diffuse necrosis of fascial planes and subcutaneous tissues. Diagnosing early stages of cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis in relationship to other soft tissue infections of odontogenic origin is difficult and leads to less aggressive treatment with resulting increased morbidity and mortality. To prevent this significant… CONTINUE READING