Periorbital Cellulitis CA4024 v4.1
Periorbital cellulitis the infection of the soft tissues surrounding the eye is a fairly common presenting problem in the Children’s Assessment Unit and is most commonly seen in childhood. Whilst most cases resolve uneventfully with treatment a small proportion of patients may go on to develop potentially serious complications – e.g. blindness or brain abscess.
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