Periorbital cellulitis is a very common disease in pediatric population, it describes an infection involving the adjacent soft tissues anterior to the orbital septum. Pathogens involved are generally Gram-positive cocci after introduction of Haemophilus influenzae vaccine. We report a case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae periorbital cellulitis associated with bacterial conjunctivitis in a child. There are few cases reported in the literature with this microorganism as the causal agent. With this case, we would like to emphasize the importance to do a culture of the ocular secretion (if it exists) because this allowed us to determine an infrequent agent of this disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Neisseria gonorrhoeae: An infrequent causal agent of periorbital cellulitis in a child|
|Journal||Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria|
|State||Published - Aug 2017|
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