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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-52

Analysis of facial and deep neck space infections in patients with comorbidities


Department of Dental Surgery, Maxillofacial Unit, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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Dr. Arthur Nwashindi
Department of Dental Surgery, Maxillofacial Unit, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, PMB 1136, Akwa Ibom State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_40_17

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze a series of patients with facial space infection associated with comorbidities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collated from 98 patients with facial and deep neck space infections who met the inclusion criteria over a period of 3 years. Data included demographic information, anatomic space involved, and comorbid factors. RESULTS: A total of 98 patients who met the inclusion criteria were investigated in this study. Majority of the patients were within the age group of 46–55 (36.73%) years, whereas the least affected age group was 16–25 years (3.06%). Females were more involved while the spaces involved with Ludwig angina had the highest frequency. Diabetes mellitus (DM) was the highest comorbid factor. The patients presented mostly within 24–48 h from the onset of infection. CONCLUSIONS: Facial and deep neck space infections occur due to spread of infection within the spaces. DM and HIV infections are the most common comorbid factors.


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