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Periocular necrotising fasciitis--a case report.

Authors
  • Poitelea, Cornelia
  • Wearne, Michael J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
215–217
Identifiers
PMID: 16169810
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Necrotising fasciitis is an acute fulminant infection of the subcutaneous fat and deep fascia. The initial appearance may look like cellulitis but necrosis quickly follows. Facial disease with extensive periocular involvement represents a significant management challenge.

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