Rare presentation of fungal orbital cellulitis in an immunocompetent infant

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Viyay B WaghS M Betharia

Abstract

A 3-month-old infant presented with unilateral proptosis. Ophthalmic and physical examinations, computed tomography, and histopathologic examination of a biopsy specimen were performed. Histopathologic examination confirmed fungal orbital cellulitis. The patient responded to 6 weeks of antifungal therapy. Fungal orbital cellulitis should be included in the differential diagnosis for infants with proptosis.

Citations

Sep 13, 2019·Journal of AAPOS : the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus·Allister S Lee, Timothy J Sullivan

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Intravenous Infusion Procedures
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Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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