Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
On-line version ISSN 1729-519X
PEREIRA DAVALOS, Concepción Isabel; SANCHEZ ACUNA, Guillermo and BASULTO VARELA, Felipe. Necrotizing fasciitis of an odontogenic origin: Case presentation. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
The term Necrotizing fasciitis is widely utilised to generically design gangrenous or necrotizing infections of a probable multibacterial ethiology. It is an uncommon soft tissue infection caused by violent bacteria which produce toxins and are capable of affecting the superficial fascia, subcutaneous tissue, subcutaneous adipose tissue with nerves, arteries and veins and the profound fascia. It is accompanied by local pain, fever and systemic toxicity. We review the topic and present the case diagnosed in our service as a post surgical Facial Odontogenic Cellulites of the 38 that evolved to a necrotizing fasciitis of the neck and pectoral area.
Keywords : Necrotizing fasciitis; Face cellulites; diffuse flegmonous lesion.