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Orbital infections: five-year case series, literature review and guideline development

  • M S Atfeh (a1) and H S Khalil (a1)

Abstract

Background:

Periorbital infections represent a spectrum of sepsis that carries potentially significant morbidity and mortality. Early recognition, systematic assessment and aggressive treatment of the condition are essential.

Methods:

A retrospective five-year case note review on the management of periorbital infections was performed at a tertiary centre. A literature review on the management of periorbital infections was also undertaken. A multidisciplinary guideline on the management of periorbital infections was developed based on the findings of the case and literature reviews.

Results:

The results of the retrospective case series correlate well with those of recent reports.

Conclusion:

The new multidisciplinary guideline has been finalised and approved for practice and future auditing.

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Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Mr M Atfeh, ENT Department, Level 7, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK Fax: E-mail: mihiaratfeh@nhs.net

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Presented as oral and poster presentations at the 25th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society in conjunction with the 32nd International Symposium of Infection & Allergy of the Nose, 22–26 June 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Orbital infections: five-year case series, literature review and guideline development

  • M S Atfeh (a1) and H S Khalil (a1)

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