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Case Report - Ophthalmology Case Reports (2023) Volume 7, Issue 5

Preseptal cellulitis and lid abscess secondary to necrotizing fasciitis of scalp: Case report.

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressing soft tissue infection with extensive necrosis of subcutaneous fat and fascia while sparing the skin and the underlying muscle. It is usually caused by toxin producing virulent bacteria. Though it can occur in previously healthy patients, the disease is usually seen in immune-compromised patients. Rarely involves the head and neck structures. We present a case of with necrotizing fasciitis of the scalp extending to upper eyelid with abscess formation secondary to Streptococcus agalactiae infection in uncontrolled diabetic patient. Early recognition and prompt surgical debridement were critical in the favorable outcome of the case.

Author(s): Sherein M. Hagras*, Yossef G. ElHerz, Mona A. Nasief, Amna A. Alrashidi.

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