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Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck: Report of two cases and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20155668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a potentially fatal soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly progressive necrosis of subcutaneous tissue and superficial fascia. NF of the head and neck is a rare clinical entity, and it must be carefully differentiated from less severe conditions. Factors such as delayed treatment, inappropriate treatment, host debilitation, and polymicrobial infection contribute to the mortality and morbidity of NF. Adequate surgical debridement, urgent antibiotic therapy, and supportive measures are the keys to decreasing mortality and morbidity. We report 2 new cases and review the literature.
Haldun Oguz; Munir Demirci; Necmi Arslan; Mustafa Asim Safak; Gulcihan Paksoy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2010-04-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Clindamycin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Fasciitis, Necrotizing / pathology*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin

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