Presentation and management of cervicofacial necrotising fasciitis: report of nine cases

  • K.J Koech
  • M.I Chindia
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Cervicofacial necrotising fasciitis (CNF) is an acute soft tissue infection that primarily involves the subcutaneous, adipose and fascial planes of the head and neck region. Secondary ischaemia of the skin results in widespread ulceration and suppuration. It is imperative that early diagnosis is made and judicious medical and surgical intervention instituted. We present a case series of patients with CNF diagnosed and managed at the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya.

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