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Ophthalmology. 2001 Dec;108(12):2316-20.

Neonatal orbital abscess.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, Hospital das Clínicas-Campus, Av. Bandeirantes 3900, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe two cases of orbital abscess in neonates and to review the literature of orbital cellulitis in neonates.

DESIGN:

Two interventional case reports.

METHODS:

Photographs, orbital computed tomography scans, and full pediatric examination were obtained in two cases of orbital abscess in neonates.

RESULTS:

Acute ethmoiditis with orbital abscess formation was found in both infants. In one of them, Staphylococcus aureus was identified as the source of infection.

CONCLUSIONS:

The clinical findings of our cases concur with the literature (eight cases) indicating that orbital abscess caused by Staphylococcal ethmoiditis is the most common form of orbital cellulitis in neonates.

PMID:
11733278
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