Title: A Discussion of Superficial Temporal Space Infection of Odontogenic Origin In An Uncontrolled Diabetic Patient: A Case Report
Authors: Dr Arka Das, Dr Anita R. Pal, Dr Sunita R. Pal
As described by Moore in 1975 The fascial spaces in head and neck are the potential spaces between the various layers of fascia normally filled with loose connective Tissue and bounded by anatomical barriers, usually of bone, muscle or fascial layers. Superficial temporal space is a secondary space. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterised by increase in blood glucose level. In diabetic patients there is decreased T Lymphocyte response, decreased neutrophil function, antioxidant system depression, glycosuria, lower secretion of inflammatory cytokines, hyperglycaemia which causes increased virulence of microorganism and apoptosis of PMNs all of which lead to increased chances and \or severity of infections. This paper highlights a case of superficial temporal space infection and buccal space infection of odontogenic origin in a patient of uncontrolled diabetes.
Keywords: Superficial temporal space, Odontogenic origin, Uncontrolled diabetes, Reduced mouth opening.