November Week 2: Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis


Periorbital and Orbital Cellulitis. Peds in Review. 

Periorbital and Orbital Cellulitis
1) What are potential sites of origin for orbital cellulitis?
2) What are the organisms associated w/ periorbital or orbital cellulitis historically versus now?
3) What are the clinical signs and symptoms that suggest a diagnosis of orbital cellulitis?
4) What should be included in your differential diagnosis for eye swelling? Proptosis?
5) What qualifies for inpatient treatment of orbital cellulitis?
6) What is standard antimicrobial management for periorbital versus orbital cellulitis?
7) In what situations would a CT be warranted for diagnosis?
8) What are some significant potential complications of untreated orbital cellulitis?