cellulitis

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cellulitis

[‚sel·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of connective tissue, especially the loose subcutaneous tissue.
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The differential diagnoses for Peri, whose only symptoms are a fever, headache, and right eye swelling, are: (a) right periorbital cellulitis, (b) edema from conjunctivitis, or (c) edema from an allergic reaction.
* The most common preseptal infection is periorbital cellulitis (stage I), which usually manifests as upper eyelid swelling; there are no extraocular or visual changes.
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.
Chromobacterium violaceum as a cause of periorbital cellulitis. Pediatr Infect Dis.
Periorbital cellulitis usually presents with swelling of the upper and lower lids, generally causing the eye to swell shut.