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11/11. Cervical necrotising fasciitis--a rare complication of periodontal disease.

    Necrotising fasciitis is a potentially fatal soft tissue infection that rarely occurs in the head and neck region. A case is reported of necrotising fasciitis arising from a periodontal abscess. The historical aspects of this infection are sketched through antiquity and its current management summarised. Prompt diagnosis and surgical debridement are the main stay of treatment. Burge and Watson suggested that success depended on 'be bloody, bold and resolute'.
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