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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 225-227

Pre-septal cellulitis - Varied clinical presentations

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Vasudev Anand Rao
Department of Ophthalmology, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 9251267

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Preseptal cellulitis has a typically benign course when treated with antibiotics, the clinical course depending on age of the patient, aetiology and the causative organism. In this study, 14 cases of preseptal cellulitis are documented with the age ranging from 2 to 55 years. The organisms isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (7 cases), Streptococcus pyogenes (2 cases) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1 case). In the remaining four patients no organism could be identified. All except four patients were cured within 6 weeks. Complications seen included lagophthalmos, lid abscess, cicatricial ectropion and lid necrosis in one patient each. The prognosis for preseptal cellulitis is good with appropriate antibiotics and surgical therapy.

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