Necrotizing fasciitis represents a severe and rare infectious disease, which is accompanied by extended necrosis of subcutaneous tissues and fascia layers, having as a result gangrene of the teguments. To reduce mortality associated with this disease, a rapid diagnosis is necessary as well as aggressive surgical treatment, accompanied by adequate, aggressive antibiotic therapy. As a rule, etiology is teeth related, with the condition more common in immunology-depressed patients. This article presents the experience of the authors regarding a case presentation of necrotizing fasciitis with typical clinical expression and management of the disease in an immunological-depressed patient. Further data on diagnosis, microbiology, clinical manifestations, therapy principles, and prognosis are yet needed for atypical cases.
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Marginean, Emil; Venter, Ciprian; Domuta, Maria; Valenas, Oana; Sorban, Ildiko; Pantis, Alina; Popescu, Bogdan; and Scăunașu, Razvan V.
"Necrotizing fasciitis of the neck: case presentation,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 16.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol4/iss2/16