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September 21, 1912

ORBITAL CELLULITIS FROM DISEASE OF THE SUPERIOR MAXILLA IN CHILDREN

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LIX(12):1020-1024. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090264045
Abstract

Orbital cellulitis in children is not very uncommon, and I should hesitate to ask the Section to devote any time to its consideration were it not for the fact that I believe the sublying cause in many of the cases which come under our observation is permitted to remain undetermined, and that we proceed with surgical and therapeutic measures without trying to analyze thoroughly the agency in each particular case which may have given rise to the cellulitis. It shall be my endeavor, therefore, to elucidate, as far as I am able, the various conditions which may operate as etiologic factors in this affection, and to illustrate one phase of the subject I shall, without further preamble, recite the histories of two cases which I have had under my care at the Children's Hospital during the past few years.

Case 1. 

—History.  —F. C., female, aged 1 year, came to

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