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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-131

Neonatal orbital abscess


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, UPMC Mercy, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, USA

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Dr. Pratik Y Gogri
Department of Ophthalmology, Rural Medical College and Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni - 413 736, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.159274

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Orbital abscess generally occurs in older children but it can rarely affect infants and neonates too. We report a case of community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) neonatal orbital abscess in a 12-day-old term female neonate with no significant past medical history or risk factor for developing the infection. The case highlights the importance of consideration of CA-MRSA as a causative agent of neonatal orbital cellulitis even in a neonate without any obvious predisposing condition. Prompt initiation of appropriate medical therapy against MRSA and surgical drainage of the abscess prevents life threatening complications of orbital cellulitis which more often tend to be fatal in neonates.


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