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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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FREIRE, Fábio de Freitas Pereira et al. Facial necrotizing fasciitis caused by odontogenic infection. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp. 43-48. ISSN 1808-5210.

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the cervical-facial region is a rare infection that usually affects patients with diseases that lead to systemic immunosuppression. It is characterized by extensive soft tissue necrosis with possible formation of gas in the subcutaneous tissues, followed by rapidly progressive, potentially fatal. The aim that this paper is described a case of necrotizing fasciitis with odontogenic origin, emphasizing the diagnosis, clinical course and treatment of this pathology. Female patient, 22 years old, with a history of odontogenic infection, evolving into a framework of necrotizing fasciitis, being treated by a multidisciplinary team and performing surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy. The NF facial infection is rapidly progressive, potentially fatal condition requiring diagnosis and treatment and immediate. The treatment consists of systemic antibiotics, surgical debridement and intensive monitoring.

Palavras-chave : Infection; Focal infection dental; Ludwig's angina..

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