• Vol. 47 No. 10, 420–423
  • 15 October 2018

Periorbital Cellulitis in Paediatric Emergency Medicine Department Patients



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Periorbital cellulitis is defined as an infection in front of the orbital septum of the eye and is characterised by development of acute eyelid oedema, tenderness, warmth, chemosis and erythema. This is a relatively common condition seen in the paediatric population. Periorbital cellulitis has to be promptly distinguished from orbital cellulitis which is an infection occurring posterior to the orbital septum.

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