2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part E
A tooth can be a culprit for life Threatning: A review with a case report
AUTHOR(S): Asmita Y Lade, Harish Saluja, Shivani Sachdeva, Seemit Shah and Anuj Dadhich
ABSTRACT:In head and neck region Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon, potentially fatal, soft tissue infection characterized by extensive necrosis and gas formation in the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. Factors responsible for development of necrotizing fasciitis are diabetes mellitus, chronic renal disease, peripheral vascular disease, malnutrition, advanced aged, obesity, alcohol abuse, intravenous drug used, surgery, ischemic ulcers. The purpose of this report is to heighten the awareness of this infection. To avoid a fatal outcome in these patients, prompt diagnosis and early radical surgical debridement is necessary. This article reviews the literature and also presents case report of 50 year old female with swelling extending on both side of jaw. Necrotic region and sinus formation in the neck and chest region was observed.
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How to cite this article:
Asmita Y Lade, Harish Saluja, Shivani Sachdeva, Seemit Shah, Anuj Dadhich. A tooth can be a culprit for life Threatning: A review with a case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):327-329.