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Orbital Cellulitis: A Stagnant Diagnosis or an Evolving Disease

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Title:  Orbital Cellulitis: A Stagnant Diagnosis or an Evolving Disease
Author:  Jim Bell, MD
Date:  06/08/2011
Keywords/Main Subjects: Orbital cellulitis; Trauma; Pre-septal cellulitis; Leukocytosis; Pediatrics; Subperiosteal abscess; Surgical indications for abscess drainage; MRSA; Group A strep
Secondary CORE Category: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / Orbital Disorders / Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions
Diagnosis: Orbital Cellulitis
Brief Description:  This is a case presentation of young boy who presented with orbital edema and erythema and chemosis. A discussion of the differences between pre-septal and orbital cellulitis is given. The pathophysiology, clinical course, and treatment of orbital cellulitis are discussed.
Format: video
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds
Identifier: Moran_CORE_16219
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