Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of periorbital cellulitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
  • Print
Answer

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of periorbital cellulitis include the following:

  • Angioedema

  • Insect bites

  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis

  • Chalazion

  • Internal and external hordeola

  • Idiopathic orbital inflammation (orbital pseudotumor) [55]

  • Mucormycosis

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Orbital cellulitis

  • Pott's puffy tumor [56, 57]

  • Periorbital necrotizing fasciitis


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!