Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck: Review of the literature and report of a case

Robert A. Dale, Douglas S. Hoffman, Rolf O. Crichton, Scott B. Johnson

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Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading, life-threatening, bacterial disease. Mortality rates have been estimated to vary between 8.7% and 74%. Mortality depends on many factors, one of which is early recognition. Necrotizing fasciitis of dental origin has a low prevalence and as such presents diagnostic challenges for the dentist. The literature is reviewed, and a case history is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-274
Number of pages8
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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