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Orbital cellulitis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum

Escardo, J. A., Pal, B., Feyi-Waboso, A., Lane, C. M. and Morgan, James Edwards 2001. Orbital cellulitis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. American Journal of Ophthalmology 131 (2) , pp. 280-281. 10.1001/archopht.122.4.652

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report the case of a previously healthy young female who developed orbital cellulitis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. We are unaware of previous reports of this condition caused by the same anaerobic, gram-negative, nonsporeforming bacterium and could find no reference to it in a computer search using MEDLINE. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: In the case of orbital cellulitis presented here, the patient required 3 sinus debridement operations and 30 days of intravenous antibiotics. Despite this, her vision did not fully recover. CONCLUSION: F. necrophorum is capable of causing severe orbital disease that requires aggressive and prompt treatment to preserve sight.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0002-9394
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/80905

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