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.
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