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Orbit. 2008;27(5):380-2. doi: 10.1080/01676830802328519.

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus presenting with orbital cellulitis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Central Middlesex Hospital, Park Royal, London, UK. colapinto@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 48 years old woman who presented with a one week history of a painful, swollen left eye with proptosis and diplopia. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed features of left orbital cellulitis, and blood tests and urinalysis confirmed the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The infection resolved following a course of intravenous antibiotics and with glycaemic control. To our knowledge, undiagnosed diabetes mellitus presenting with orbital cellulitis has not previously been reported.

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10.1080/01676830802328519
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