Bilateral orbital cellulitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Staphylococcus aureus: a previously unreported case.

Raja, N.S.; Singh, N.N. (2005) Bilateral orbital cellulitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Staphylococcus aureus: a previously unreported case. Journal of medical microbiology, 54 (Pt 6). pp. 609-11. ISSN 0022-2615

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Abstract

Cellulitis of the orbit is a common cause of proptosis in children, and also frequently arises in the elderly and the immunocompromised. The condition is characterized by infection and swelling of the soft tissues lining the eye socket, pushing the eye ball outwards and causing severe pain, redness, discharge of pus and some degree of blurred vision. There is a small risk of infection spreading to the meninges of the brain and causing meningitis. This paper reports the case of an adult in whom polymicrobial bilateral orbital cellulitis had developed due to Staphylococcus aureus and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection. N. gonorrhoeae infections are acquired by sexual contact. Although the infection may disseminate to a variety of tissues, it usually affects the mucous membranes of the urethra in males and the endocervix and urethra in females. To the authors' knowledge this is the first report of polymicrobial bilateral orbital cellulitis due to S. aureus and N. gonorrhoeae in medical literature.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Raja, N.S.
  2. Singh, N.N.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of medical microbiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Cellulitis/complications; Cellulitis/diagnosis;
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/523

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