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An unusual organism causing orbital cellulitis.
  1. H Schwartz,
  2. M A Baskin,
  3. A Ilkiw and
  4. L LeBeau


    Bacterial orbital cellulitis is a feared complication of paranasal sinus infection. Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species are the commoner pathogens involved in these cases. However, anaerobic bacteria and unusual Gram-negative organisms should be suspected as well. We treated a case of bacterial orbital cellulitis due to foci of infected paranasal sinuses caused by Eikenella corrodens, a Gram-negative rod. The patient was managed with intensive antibiotic coverage and surgical intervention.

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