What causes periorbital cellulitis following trauma?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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When associated with trauma, periorbital cellulitis can be caused by the following bacterial species:

  • Staphylococcus aureus - This may include methicillin-resistant S aureus [10] ; treatment should be tailored to local incidence of infection

  • Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci)


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