PMID: 9731973Sep 10, 1998Paper

Cellulitis of the eyelids associated with sinusitis and brain abscess

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
Y ShinagawaM Aoki

Abstract

Erythema in the orbital area can indicate systemic and life-threatening diseases. We experienced an unusual and serious case of orbital cellulitis that was difficult to distinguish from a case with good prognosis. A 21-year-old man developed an erythema around his eyes. He exhibited no symptoms that would suggest lesions in deep tissues, but his condition turned out to be cellulitis retrogradely metastasized from an odontogenic sinusitis traced to a dental treatment problem. Computed tomography revealed complication of a large abscess in the frontal lobe. Cellulitis of the orbital area requires particular clinical discretion.

Citations

Jun 6, 2002·Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV·M Duarte ReisF Guerra Rodrigo
Apr 26, 2005·Social Science & Medicine·Marjan DrukkerJim Van Os

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