Necrotizing periorbital cellulitis

O. J. Placik, J. M. Pensler*, J. J. Kim, M. B. Mets, J. M. Engel

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We report traumatic necrotizing periorbital cellulitis attributed to group A β-hemolytic streptococci in a 4-year-old child. The infection was successfully treated via surgical cleansing, drainage, and grafting. The virulence of this organism requires an aggressive approach to the patient with periorbital cellulitis, which is refractory to intravenous antibiotics. Early treatment may limit extensive eyelid necrosis, the resultant secondary deformity, and the need for multiple reconstructive procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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