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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2014, Article ID 914042, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/914042
Case Report

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Nose Complicated with Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA

Received 20 February 2014; Accepted 14 April 2014; Published 30 April 2014

Academic Editor: Pere Domingo

Copyright © 2014 D. Swaminath et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive life threatening bacterial infection of the skin, the subcutaneous tissue, and the fascia. We present a case of necrotizing fasciitis involving the nose complicated by cavernous sinus thrombosis. Few cases of septic cavernous sinus thrombosis have been reported to be caused by cellulitis of the face but necrotizing fasciitis of the nose is rare. It is very important to recognize the early signs of cavernous thrombosis. Treatment for septic cavernous sinus thrombosis is controversial but early use of empirical antibiotics is imperative.