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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2017, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part A

The fatality of Cervico-facial cellulites from dental origin at, Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Between January 2000 and December 2014)

AUTHOR(S): Bobe Alifi, Mfutu Mana, Adelin Nzudjom, Ramazani Tresor, Nsudila Monique, Muyembi Muinamiyi, Sekele Isouradi, Gédéon Ngiala Bongo and Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
ABSTRACT:Cervicofacial cellulitis of dental origin remains a concern due to the fatality they cause. The current fatality rate due to this pathology remains unavailable in our environment, henceforth the need to determine this pathology fatality frequency. We carried out a documentary and descriptive study at the Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa between January 2000 and December 2014 which involved 34 deceased patients and we recorded 13% of deaths versus 67% of cure of which 6 deaths were due to cellulite and 28 deaths were due to diffuse cellulitis (phlegmons), males were the most affected (65%) and the most affected age group was 17-26 years. AINS were the main contributing factors (94.5%), tooth decay along with its complications was the main determinants (88.2%) of deceased and the septic shock was the leading cause of death. Cervicofacial cellulitis of dental origin are serious and severe infections that can be life-threatening, thus the use of self-medication for AINS and unsuitable antibiotics promotes these infections as well as a poor care.
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How to cite this article:
Bobe Alifi, Mfutu Mana, Adelin Nzudjom, Ramazani Tresor, Nsudila Monique, Muyembi Muinamiyi, Sekele Isouradi, Gédéon Ngiala Bongo, Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. The fatality of Cervico-facial cellulites from dental origin at, Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Between January 2000 and December 2014). Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(2):08-10.
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