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Late-onset Orbital Cellulitis with Abscess Formation Caused by Klebsiella Pneumoniae

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Klebsiella pneumoniae is a facultative anaerobic gram-negative, non-motile, capsulated, gas-producing rod found widely in nature and often associated with urinary and respiratory infections in humans. Orbital cellulitis with abscess formation caused by K. pneumoniae is rare. Here, we present a case of K. pneumonia-inducing orbital cellulitis with abscess formation in a patient who had undergone an orbital wall fracture prosthesis with hydroxyapatite implantation due to orbital trauma 9 years ago. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics and surgery.

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J. Li, J. Ma and X. Ge, "Late-onset Orbital Cellulitis with Abscess Formation Caused by Klebsiella Pneumoniae," Open Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 89-92. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2012.23019.

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