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February 1977

Hypopyon and Orbital Cellulitis Associated With Haemophilus influenzae Type B Meningitis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Dr Gomez-Barreto is now with the Institucion Mexicana de Asistencia a la Niñez, Mexico City.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(2):215-217. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120150097021

• Three children, 8 months to 2 years of age, demonstrated unusual manifestations in association with Haemophilus influenzae septicemia and meningitis. After one child had been diagnosed as having orbital cellulitis in conjunction with H influenzae meningitis, a second child, with orbital cellulitis and no clinical evidence of meningitis, had a lumbar tap indicative of a meningitis. A third child developed a hypopyon in association with H influenzae meningitis and septic arthritis of several joints. We report the problem of diagnosis and treatment of orbital cellulitis in the context of our cases and those previously reported.

(Am J Dis Child 131:215-217, 1977)