Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 125--127

Infantile maxillary sinus osteomyelitis mimicking orbital cellulitis


Nagarajan Krishnan1, Nathan Ramamoorthy2, Suresh Panchanathan2, Jothiramalingam S Balasundaram3 
1 Department of Radiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Nagarajan Krishnan
Department of Radiology, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
India

Periorbital soft tissue swelling may result due to primary orbital pathology or from adjacent facio-maxillary or sino-nasal inflammatory causes. Osteomyelitis of maxilla in the pediatric age group is a rare entity in this era of antibiotics. We present an 11-month-old female infant who was brought with peri-orbital selling and purulent nasal discharge. Computed Tomography showed erosions of the walls of maxillary sinus suggestive of osteomyelitis. Culture of sinus scraping showed Staphylococcus aureus growth and the child improved with intravenous cloxacillin therapy. This case is presented due to the rarity of its presentation in this age group and for awareness to consider this entity in children having fever and peri-orbital swelling.


How to cite this article:
Krishnan N, Ramamoorthy N, Panchanathan S, Balasundaram JS. Infantile maxillary sinus osteomyelitis mimicking orbital cellulitis.J Global Infect Dis 2014;6:125-127


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Krishnan N, Ramamoorthy N, Panchanathan S, Balasundaram JS. Infantile maxillary sinus osteomyelitis mimicking orbital cellulitis. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];6:125-127
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