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Orbital Cellulitis Complicated by Subperiosteal Abscess Due to Streptococcus pyogenes

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

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181deb9fb
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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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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: laura.m.cashin@us.army.mil; Col. Joseph T. Morris, MD, Infectious Disease Service, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431-5000. E-mail: joseph.morris2@us.army.mil.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.