Descending necrotising fasciitis of head and neck secondary to insect bite: report of a rare case

Naman Kirit Pandya, Anendd Arroon Jadhav

PAMJ. 2021; 38:271. Published 16 Mar 2021 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2021.38.271.28594

A 30-year old diabetic male reported with continuous fever, dyspnoea and rapidly progressive painful swelling over left side of face, ear, neck extending to involve skin of the chest following an unspecified insect bite over left ear since 2 days. The lesion extended to involve left face, ear, submental, bilateral submandibular region and descended progressively to involve cervicofacial and anterior chest wall with erythema at the advancing front (A, B).
Corresponding author
Naman Kirit Pandya, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Maharastra, India (

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