Journal article

Periocular necrotising fasciitis: a multicentre case series

Saul N Rajak, Edwin C Figueira, Anjana S Haridas, Khami Satchi, Jimmy M Uddin, Alan A McNab, Cornelius Rene, Timothy J Sullivan, Geoffrey E Rose, Dinesh Selva

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a severe infection of deep subcutaneous soft tissues with high morbidity and mortality. Periocular necrotising fasciitis (PONF) is a very rare condition with many unanswered questions about the presentation and management. We present a retrospective case series of patients with PONF from three centres in Australia and two in the UK to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics and outcomes and report on patients treated with antibiotics alone. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients (20 men; 69%) with PONF were identified and followed up for between 2 months and 10 years (median 57, mean 52.6 months) between 1990 and 2013. Conditions associ..

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