Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Mar;57(3):194-197. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.3.194.

A Case of Periorbital Necrotizing Fasciitis Occurred in a Diabetes Mellitus Patient Accompanied with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyp

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. coolnose@wonnms.wonkwang.ac.kr

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a soft tissue infection characterized by necrosis of fascia and subcutaneous tissue. It rarely occurs in the craniocervical area but when it does, it can be fatal. Early recognition and prompt intervention are important in minimizing morbidity and mortality rates. We report on a diabetes mellitus patient with periorbital necrotizing fasciitis, which was treated with a combination of intravenous antibiotics and debridement of necrotic tissue and meticulous local wound management.

Keyword

Diabetes mellitus; Necrotizing fasciitis; Periorbit; Rhinosinusitis
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