What are other unusual causes of periorbital cellulitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Other unusual causes of periorbital cellulitis include the following:

  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae [14]

  • Neisseria meningitidis [15, 16]

  • Vaccinia virus [17] - Has been reported in a laboratory worker; autoinoculation resulting in periorbital infection in patients receiving the vaccine has been reported [18]

  • Herpes simplex virus

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis [19]

  • Bacillus anthracis [20]

  • Taenia solium – Periorbital cellulitis can develop secondary to orbital cysticercosis caused by this organism [21]

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