Periorbital cellulitis and paranasal sinusitis: a reappraisal

@article{Shapiro1982PeriorbitalCA,
  title={Periorbital cellulitis and paranasal sinusitis: a reappraisal},
  author={Eugene D Shapiro and Ellen R. Wald and Beverly Brozanski},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={1},
  pages={91–94}
}
The terms periorbital (preseptal) and orbital cellulitis are often used interchangeably, obscuring important differences in their pathogenesis, bacterial etiology, clinical presentation and appropriate therapy. A review of 56 cases of periorbital cellulitis indicated that the patients could be divided into three groups: Group 1, cases secondary to paranasal sinusitis, more correctly termed inflammatory edema because the periorbital swelling is due to venous obstruction (a specific bacterial… 
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