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 a1andJanet 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.
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.