Korean J Dermatol.  2006 Jul;44(7):839-842.

A Case of Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Face

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. wook1146@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon infection of the subcutaneous soft tissue and fascia. The infection expands rapidly and is highly lethal, so an early diagnosis and a radical debridement of all affected tissues, until healthy tissue is encountered, is necessary. Although necrotizing fasciitis can affect any part of the body including the extremities, trunk, perineum and neck, it is rather a rare entity on the face. We report a rare case of necrotizing fasciitis on the face of a 62-year-old man, who had uncontrolled diabetes mellitus following acupuncture treatment.

Keyword

Face; Necrotizing fasciitis
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