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How is periorbital cellulitis diagnosed?

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If your doctor thinks you or your child might have periorbital cellulitis, they’ll start by looking for signs of an injury or a stye. They also might want to see how well your eyes move and respond to light.

They may take a sample of blood or any drainage from your eye to test and find out what type of bacteria is causing the problem. She may want to get a closer look with X-rays or a computerized tomography (CT) scan. This is when X-rays taken from different angles are put together make a more complete picture.

From: What Is Periorbital Cellulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 06, 2017

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Boston Children’s Hospital: “Treatments for Orbital Cellulitis in Children.”

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: “Periorbital cellulitis.”

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: “Periorbital cellulitis.”

American Family Physician: “Distinguishing Periorbital from Orbital Cellulitis.”

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health : “Periorbital and orbital cellulitis in children.”

Medscape: “Preseptal Cellulitis Clinical Presentation.”

Review of Optometry: “Put a Lid on Preseptal Cellulitis.”

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne: “Periorbital and orbital cellulitis.”

Merck Manuals: “Preseptal cellulitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 06, 2017

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