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Cervical necrotizing fasciitis with facial nerve paralysis
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(Journal Article): Cervical necrotizing fasciitis with facial nerve paralysis
Al-Ammar A, Maqbool Mir S (Department of Otolaryngology, King Saud University, Faculty of Medicine, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, )
IN: J Laryngol Otol 2004; 118(7):573-575
Impact Factor(s) of J Laryngol Otol: 0.547 (2004), 0.528 (2003), 0.459 (2001)

ABSTRACT: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a very aggressive infection with associated high mortality. Risk factors of acquiring this infection may include diabetes mellitus, surgery, trauma, and infection. This infection necessitates prompt recognition and aggressive management in order to avoid its unfavourable outcomes. Associated nerve paralysis may indicate the involvement of deeper tissue. The present report highlights a case of cervical NF that was complicated by facial nerve paralysis, a feature that has rarely been reported.

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