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Title: What is the best initial treatment for orbital cellulitis in children?
Author: Hennemann, Sarah; Crawford, Paul; Nguyen, Loan
Keywords: antibiotics
surgical intervention
antimicrobial therapy
soft-tissue infection
Date: 2007-08
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 56(8) 2007: 662+.
Abstract: Although antibiotics are the best initial treatment, surgical intervention is warranted when a child has: • visual impairment, complete ophthalmoplegia, or well-defined abscess on presentation, or • no clearly apparent clinical improvement by 24 hours (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, based on patient-oriented case- series studies). Target antimicrobial therapy toward the common pathogens associated with pre- disposing factors for orbital cellulitis, such as sinusitis—and pay attention to local resistance patterns (SOR: C, based on patient-oriented case series).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3665

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