Cervical necrotizing fasciitis is a fast spreading acute soft tissue inflammation. Death can occur within 12–24 h. Early identification and treatment is needed. Citation: Lambade PN, Dolas RS, Virani N, Lambade DP () Cervicofacial Necrotising Fasciitis of Odontogenic Origin: A Review. Necrotizing fascitis is rapidly spreading soft tissue infection involving the subcutaneous tissues. Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) is rare complication from.

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The values would be falsely positive if any other inflammatory conditions are present.

Cervico-facial necrotizing fasciitis.

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Could it be that trivial trauma inflicted by the patient, or by the surgeon in form cerficofacial tooth extraction in patients with dental infections, is the real trigger but is usually dismissed as coincidental? Besides blood pressure control and hydration, support should be initiated for those with unstable vital signs and low urine output.

Therefore, regular dressing changes with a fecal management system can help to keep the wound at the perineal area clean. It is less common in the head and neck, especially in the face. Supportive therapy, often including intravenous hydration, wound care, anticoagulants to prevent thromboembolic events, pain control, et cetera should always be provided to patients when appropriate.

Early symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis. When in doubt, a small necortizing can necrogizing made into the affected tissue, and if a finger easily separates the tissue along the fascial plane, necroizing diagnosis is confirmed and an extensive debridement should be performed.


This paper also shows the importance of early diagnosis and multiple surgical debridements, which should be undertaken regardless of the extent of cosmetic deformity, in the management of this condition.

Minor trauma triggering cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis from odontogenic abscess

More than one operation may be used to remove additional necrotic tissue. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Necrotizing fasciitis. Later, “hospital gangrene” became more commonly used. However, cellulitic soft tissues are sometimes spared from debridement for later skin coverage of the wound.

Hardening of the skin and soft tissue and swelling beyond the area of skin changes are commonly present in those with early necrotizing changes.

Wound carehandwashing [3]. This could be due to increasing awareness cervidofacial this condition, leading to increased reporting, or bacterial virulence or increasing bacterial resistance against antibiotics. For reasons that are unclear, it occasionally occurs in people with an apparently normal general condition. Archived from the original on Current Concepts and Review of the Literature”.

Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The disease in the head and neck region can occur in two forms, behaving differently in different areas.

The left leg shows extensive redness and tissue death. NSAIDs may increase the rates of necrotizing infections due fasciotis the modification of immune response in the body, because NSAIDs inhibit the cycloxygenase -1 and cycloxygenase-2 enzymes which are important in producing thromboxane and prostaglandin E2. Meanwhile, other bacterial infections require two or more days to become symptomatic.


He was taken to the operating room fasciitia immediate incision and drainage of the abscess under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: These changes occurred very rapidly over 2 days.

Report of three cases and literature review. While studies have compared moxifloxacin a fluoroquinolone and amoxicillin-clavulanate a penicillin and evaluated appropriate duration of treatment varying from 7 to 21 days neceotizing, no definitive conclusions on the efficacy of treatment, ideal duration of treatment, or the adverse effects could be made due to poor-quality evidence.

The skin showed changes that ranged from erythema and patchy areas of bluish discoloration to frank necrosis and sloughing with oozing of pus. Archived from the original on 14 December He was discharged in a stable condition and is presently doing well [ Figure 6 ]. The areas of fascial necrosis usually extend further than cutaneous involvement.

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Cervico-facial necrotizing fasciitis.

Symptoms may include fever, swelling, and complaint of excessive pain. NF is very common in the elderly and in patients suffering from chronic debilitating illnesses such as diabetes, chronic renal failure, malignancy, chronic infections, intravenous drug abuse, and immunodeficiency conditions.

Poor immune function such as from diabetes or cancerobesityalcoholismfasfiitis drug useperipheral vascular disease [2] [3].

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