cellulitis

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cellulitis

[‚sel·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of connective tissue, especially the loose subcutaneous tissue.
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Thysanoptera infestation on skin and periorbital cellulitis in ostriches (Struthio camelus) aged 14 months.
However, she does have very swollen eyelids and a fever, which would be uncommon with conjunctivitis and more likely with periorbital cellulitis.
11) Their system classifies orbital infections into five stages: periorbital cellulitis (stage I), orbital cellulitis (stage II), subperiosteal abscess (stage III), orbital abscess (stage IV), and cavernous sinus thrombosis (stage V).
3) Periorbital cellulitis or abscesses generally result from chronic upper respiratory tract infection and sinusitis, commonly caused by mycobacteriosis or mycoplasmosis in galliform species.
Acute bacterial sinusitis in children can be complicated by orbital or periorbital cellulitis, and epidural, subdural, or brain abscesses.
Subsequently, recurrent abscesses and cellulitis developed in the boy's father's legs, and his mother had severe periorbital cellulitis that required hospitalization and surgical drainage.
6-8) Among children, periorbital cellulitis is the most common complication of acute sinusitis.
Very infrequently a patient develops a serious complication of acute sinusitis such as brain abscess, periorbital cellulitis, or meningitis.