Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and a descending mediastinalabscess caused by acute epiglottitis with diabetes mellitus: A life-threatening complication

Rongming Ge, Yong Mao, Xiaolin Zhang, Shaoqiang Zheng & Xue Huiwen
Cervical necrotizing fasciitis and a descending mediastinal abscess of the neck following acute epiglottitis, life-threatening complications, is reported in a 43-year-old man with DM. The bacterial culture showed Peptostreptococcus anaerobius. The patient recovered after surgical debridement and broad-spectrum[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]