cellulitis

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cellulitis

[‚sel·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of connective tissue, especially the loose subcutaneous tissue.
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We had 6 cases of orbital cellulitis (two of them were in stage III).
Shuttleworth et al reported a case of orbital cellulitis in a 16-year-old girl after a zygoma fracture; they concluded that antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary in all cases to prevent infectious complications.
Oral antibiotics are usually sufficient for patients with periorbital cellulitis, but for orbital cellulitis, a same-day ophthalmology referral and hospitalization for treatment with parenteral antibiotics is required.
Bacterial periorbital and orbital cellulitis in childhood.
Orbital cellulitis, orbital subperiosteal and intraorbital abscess: report of three cases and review of the literature.
Orbital cellulitis following corneal gluing under sub-Tenon's local anaesthesia.
Patients with focal unilateral maxillary pain and fever may have orbital cellulitis.
Peri and her mother are warned that if there are any changes in vision, increased swelling, pain, or redness, she should call the office or go to the emergency room immediately, since these are signs of orbital cellulitis.
It can also cause scleral abscess, facial cellulitis, orbital cellulitis and cavernous sinus thrombosis.
There were also several referrals made to the hospital eye service during the Paralympics for conditions such as retinal detachment, exudative macular degeneration, corneal ulcer, macular oedema, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and orbital cellulitis.