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.
From the *Department of Internal Medicine and †Infectious Disease Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.
Correspondence to: CPT Laura Cashin, DO, Department of Internal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431-5000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Col. Joseph T. Morris, MD, Infectious Disease Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431-5000. E-mail: email@example.com.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.