Neonatal orbital abscess.

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Neonatal orbital abscess.

Oman J Ophthalmol. 2015 May-Aug;8(2):128-131

Authors: Gogri PY, Misra SL, Misra NS, Gidwani HV, Bhandari AJ

Orbital abscess generally occurs in older children but it can rarely affect infants and neonates too. We report a case of community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) neonatal orbital abscess in a 12-day-old term female neonate with no significant past medical history or risk factor for developing the infection. The case highlights the importance of consideration of CA-MRSA as a causative agent of neonatal orbital cellulitis even in a neonate without any obvious predisposing condition. Prompt initiation of appropriate medical therapy against MRSA and surgical drainage of the abscess prevents life threatening complications of orbital cellulitis which more often tend to be fatal in neonates.

PMID: 26622145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]