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Periocular necrotizing fasciitis associated with kerato-conjunctivitis and treated with medical management: A case report

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Author(s): Shome Debraj | Jain Vandana | Jayadev Chaitra | Shah Kiran | Natarajan Sundaram

Journal: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN 0301-4738

Volume: 56;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 231;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Kerato-conjunctivitis | medical management | necrotizing fasciitis | periocular infection.

ABSTRACT
We report a 25-year-old systemically healthy male who presented with periocular necrotizing fasciitis (NF) in the left eyelid. This was associated with the presence of immunologically mediated marginal kerato-conjunctivitis, in the same eye. This potentially dangerous lid infection and the associated ocular surface infection resolved successfully, with medical management. We report this case to highlight the successful conservative management of periocular NF and the hitherto unreported anterior segment involvement.
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