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Deep neck space infections (DNI) has been a common and serious disease, involving several spaces created by planes of greater and lesser resistance between the fascial layers of the neck. Infection of deep neck space has been dangerous due to its potential ease of spread from one space to other space, associated sepsis and upper airway obstruction. This prospective study was done in 45 patients of DNI over a period of 1 year. Patients with age of 1 month to 80 years of both the sexes were included. Patient's particular, clinical presentation and associated co-morbid conditions, physical examination, routine laboratory investigations and radiological investigations were analyzed. Patients were treated, response to the treatment was assessed and follow-up was done. In present study, DNI was more commonly seen in rural population (67%) with a male predominance (69%). Mean age of presentation was 34.4 years. Odontogenic infection (64.11%) was the commonest etiological factor and diabetes mellitus (26.66%) was the commonest co-morbid condition. Most common presenting symptom was neck pain and neck swelling (91.1%) and submandibular space (66.6%) was the most commonly involved space followed by sublingual space (44.6%). Both medical and surgical treatment was needed in most of the cases (77.77%). 77.7% cases showed complete regression, 15.5% showed partial regression and they lost to follow-up, 4.4% expired and 2.2% showed progressive deterioration. DNI is a common and life-threatening disease. Early diagnosis and management is necessary for complete cure and to prevent complications associated with DNIs.



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