A rare case of multiple space infections including temporal and occipital space ! first case to report

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Author: 
Dr. Sthitaprajna Lenka, Dr. Narendran Achutan, Dr. Saurav Dutta, Dr. Nitish Kumar Panda and Dr. Karishma Rathor
Subject Area: 
Health Sciences
Abstract: 

Maxillofacial infection may range from low-grade, well localized infections to severe life threatening facial space infection. Oral and maxillofacial space infections have several etiologies such as odontogenic cause, surgical treatment, upper respiratory tract infection, penetrating trauma, and malignancies. Neglect of odontogenic infections can have serious consequences. The authors report a case of rapid progressive temporal and occipital space infection that originated from dental caries, which is a medical emergency. Early recognition and prompt treatment direct to the underlying sources of infection are crucial. Surgical incision and drainage and broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality from this lethal condition. Management should be based on early diagnosis and immediate management with intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics and surgical intervention.

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