Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

OCULOPLASTICS AND PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY UPDATE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--137

Understanding pediatric bacterial preseptal and orbital cellulitis


Mithra O Gonzalez, Vikram D Durairaj 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Correspondence Address:
Vikram D Durairaj
Aossicate Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngolgoy - Head and Neck Surgery, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado, Mail Stop Box F731, 1675 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
USA

Pediatric preseptal and orbital cellulitis are infectious disorders that result in periorbital inflammation. Preseptal cellulitis is often associated with breaches in the skin barrier whereas orbital cellulitis is commonly associated with paranasal sinusitis. Orbital cellulitis may be associated with subperiosteal abscess. It is important to distinguish between preseptal from orbital cellulitis. Clinical examination and diagnostic imaging are useful in determining appropriate management. Patients are usually treated with broad spectrum antibiotics and surgery when indicated.


How to cite this article:
Gonzalez MO, Durairaj VD. Understanding pediatric bacterial preseptal and orbital cellulitis.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2010;17:134-137


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Gonzalez MO, Durairaj VD. Understanding pediatric bacterial preseptal and orbital cellulitis. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];17:134-137
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