Journal of Laryngology & Otology

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(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Neonatal disseminated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus presenting as orbital cellulitis

Shahram Anari MD, MRCS a2, Yakubu G Karagama MRCS, DLO a2, Barbara Fulton MBBS, FRCA a1 and Janet A Wilson MD, FRCS a2
a1 the Departments of Otolaryngology, the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
a2 Newcastle General Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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anari s   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
karagama g   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
fulton b   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
wilson a   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 


Orbital cellulitis and abscess are known complications of ethmoiditis in children, but they are very rare in the newborn. The authors report a case of orbital abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a four-week-old neonate born four weeks prematurely.

Key Words: Orbital Diseases; Abscess; Staphylococcal Infections; Methicillin Resistance; Ethmoid Sinusitis; Infant, Newborn.