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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-26

Spill over preseptal cellulitis from temporalis intramuscular abscess: A rare presentation


Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Pallavi Agrawal
601, Galaxy Shelter, Plot No. 109A, Sector 50E (New), Nerul West, Navi Mumbai - 400 706, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.122642

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Predisposing causes of preseptal cellulitis includes sinusitis, impetigo, trauma, chronic dacrocystitis, and external hordeolum. Intramuscular abscess in temporalis muscle as a cause of preseptal cellulitis has never been reported in ophthalmic literature. We here report a case of preseptal cellulitis following temporoparietal cellulitis as a result of intramuscular (temporalis) abscess. Surgical removal of the abscess along with parenteral antibiotic therapy was the mainstay of the treatment in such a case.


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