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Periorbital cellulitis

Summary of Periorbital cellulitis
Periorbital cellulitis or preseptal cellulitis (not to be confused with orbital cellulitis, which is behind the septum), is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, anterior to the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood.




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Periorbital cellulitis

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A 5-year-old girl comes to your office because of redness and swelling around the right eyelid for the past 3 days. Her mother says the patient was scratched by a dog 4 days ago. The patient denies pain in the eye and denies any worsening or alleviating factors. Physical examination shows extraocular movements are normal. Additional vision testing in the office is unremarkable. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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