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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jul;67(7):1234-1235. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1549_18.

Pediatric viral orbital cellulites secondary to H1N1 infection: A case report.

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Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

A 10-year-old boy admitted for high-grade fever and pneumonia developed left preseptal and early orbital cellulitis, unresponsive to higher intravenous antibiotics. He received oseltamivir, on testing positive for H1N1 virus on the nasopharyngeal and throat swabs. There was dramatic improvement with resolution of orbital cellulitis within 24 h of starting oseltamivir. We report a very rare presentation of pediatric orbital cellulitis secondary to systemic H1N1 infection. Prompt investigations and timely treatment with oseltamivir aided in complete resolution, avoiding vision and life-threatening complications.

KEYWORDS:

H1N1; orbital cellulites; oseltamivir; preseptal; swine flu

PMID:
31238479
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_1549_18
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