Orbital abscesses caused by fusobacterium necrophorum

Monica Ralli, Mehryar Taban, Ronald Mancini, Robert A. Goldberg

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Abstract

The authors describe 2 cases of young men who presented with pansinusitis and Fusobacterium necrophorum orbital abscesses. The first patient had a complicated clinical course including epidural abscess formation and meningitis. He underwent surgical evacuation of the abscesses and sinus drainage and required long-term broad spectrum antibiotic therapy with full recovery. The second patient had a clinical course complicated by F. necrophorum septicemia. He required surgical evacuation of the abscess, sinus drainage, and long-term broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy and has remained asymptomatic since. F. necrophorum may be emerging as an increasingly prevalent pathogen in orbital abscesses and can portend a more aggressive clinical course where early surgical intervention may be prudent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Fusobacterium necrophorum
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Orbital abscesses caused by fusobacterium necrophorum. / Ralli, Monica; Taban, Mehryar; Mancini, Ronald; Goldberg, Robert A.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 70-72.

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Ralli, Monica ; Taban, Mehryar ; Mancini, Ronald ; Goldberg, Robert A. / Orbital abscesses caused by fusobacterium necrophorum. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 70-72.
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