Case Report| Volume 65, ISSUE 1, P106-109, January 2012

Periorbital necrotising fasciitis following cutaneous herpes zoster


      Necrotising fasciitis is a rare severe infection of the soft tissues and deep fascia, which is associated with a significant level of mortality. Involvement of the head and neck is uncommon, and necrotising fasciitis of the periorbital area even rarer. We present a case of bilateral periorbital necrotising fasciitis following shingles in an otherwise healthy immunocompetent patient.


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