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December 1979

Orbital Cellulitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in an Enucleated Socket

Author Affiliations

From the Program in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (Drs Frazier and Pickering) and the Department of Pediatrics (Drs Frazier, Miller, and Pickering), The University of Texas Medical School, Houston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(12):2345. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020561013

• Orbital cellulitis due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae developed in an adolescent girl in a previously enucleated socket. Since this organism also was isolated from her pharynx, the orbital infection probably resulted from contamination of the prosthesis by gonococci from her mouth, either directly or by transfer from her fingers.

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