Hidden germ of the immunocompromised: a case of fungal orbital cellulitis

Er, Lay Ze and Johar MJ, (2019) Hidden germ of the immunocompromised: a case of fungal orbital cellulitis. Medicine & Health, 14 (2). pp. 266-270. ISSN 2289-5728


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Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbital soft tissue that could possibly lead to serious complications if treatment is delayed. It is important to differentiate this condition from a less life-threatening condition like preseptal cellulitis as orbital cellulitis would require a more aggressive treatment than the former condition. The present case discusses about a patient who was diagnosed with orbital cellulitis and developed complications from the disease. The delayed administration of the appropriate antibiotic subsequently led to the patient’s death. The delay was because of the reason that the patient belonged to the immunocompromised group who harbour different causative organism than the normal population.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Cellulitis; Immunocompromise; Orbital
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:15570
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:03 Nov 2020 08:05
Last Modified:04 Nov 2020 16:33

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