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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181deb9fb
Case Reports

Orbital Cellulitis Complicated by Subperiosteal Abscess Due to Streptococcus pyogenes

Cashin, Laura DO*; Cashin, Brian MD; Morris, Joseph T. MD†

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Abstract

Atraumatic orbital cellulitis and subperiosteal abscesses are typically due to sinus and respiratory pathogens. We report a rare case of orbital cellulitis complicated by subperiosteal abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in a patient without a history of surgery or trauma to the face or sinuses.

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