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Neonatal disseminated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus presenting as orbital cellulitis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 March 2006

Shahram Anari
Affiliation:
Newcastle General Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Yakubu G Karagama
Affiliation:
Newcastle General Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Barbara Fulton
Affiliation:
the Departments of Otolaryngology, the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Janet A Wilson
Affiliation:
Newcastle General Hospital, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Abstract

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.

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© 2005 Royal Society of Medicine Press

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