Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 54--56

An unusual case of periocular necrotizing fasciitis: A rare but fatal complication


Aakanksha Sharma, Eathi Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Neha Mohammed 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aakanksha Sharma
H. No. 4, Block A, Old Type 4, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India

Necrotizing fasciitis is the infection of the superficial fascia. Periocular necrotizing fasciitis is rare because of rich vascular supply of face as compared to the other parts of the body. In most of the cases, Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci are reported. Even a trivial injury to the eyelid can lead to necrotizing fasciitis. In this case report, a patient presented with fulminant periocular necrotizing fasciitis which was managed with intravenous antibiotics and surgical debridement. Reconstructive plastic surgery was required for the remaining tissue defect and cicatricial ectropion of the lower eyelid.


How to cite this article:
Sharma A, Tuli E, Sharma G, Mohammed N. An unusual case of periocular necrotizing fasciitis: A rare but fatal complication.Sudanese J Ophthalmol 2020;12:54-56


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Sharma A, Tuli E, Sharma G, Mohammed N. An unusual case of periocular necrotizing fasciitis: A rare but fatal complication. Sudanese J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];12:54-56
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