Clostridial infection following severe facial trauma

A. D. Denny, S. C. Bonawitz

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Abstract

Severe posttraumatic wound infections are uncommon occurrences in the craniofacial region. Although most reported cases have occurred following an odontogenic infection or minor soft-tissue trauma, the potential for the development of this type of infection exists following complex facial fractures. We report a case with clostridial infection in the temporalis fascia complicating a complex facial fracture. The implications regarding antibiotic usage and delay of surgical treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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