Non-progressive periorbital necrotising fasciitis.

Hu, V; Turner, S; Robinson, F; (2008) Non-progressive periorbital necrotising fasciitis. Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 27 (1). pp. 59-62. ISSN 0167-6830 DOI:

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Necrotising fasciitis is a potentially devastating soft tissue infection with a significant fatality rate. Streptococcus is commonly associated, although the cause may be polymicrobial. Early recognition is essential and aggressive surgical intervention may be required to prevent the rapid spread of infection along fascial planes. We report an unusual case of necrotising fasciitis of the eyelids with spontaneous limitation of the area of necrosis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 18307150


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