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
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..View full abstract
GER acknowledges support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre based at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.