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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 543-545

Fungal orbital cellulitis presenting as a discharging fistula


Department of Ophthalmology, B.R.D. Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Aditi Jhunjhunwala
Department of Ophthalmology, B.R.D. Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh - 273 013
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2257_21

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We present a very rare case of fungal orbital cellulitis which presented to us as a pus-discharging fistula below the medial canthus. The patient presented with signs of orbital cellulitis along with a pus-discharging fistula below the medial canthus with positive mucopurulent discharge from the puncta and fistula on syringing. It started with swelling near the medial canthus. The patient responded well on broad-spectrum antibiotics but developed a necrotic patch on the hard palate. The Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed intraconal and extraconal involvement. Diagnostic nasal endoscopy (DNE) was done and the tissue was sent for Potassium hydroxide (KOH) mounting, culture, and histopathology. After the KOH mount showed budding-like yeast cells, the patient was started on antifungals and discharged when the repeat culture report showed no growth. Therefore, a high level of suspicion should be maintained for a fungal cause even in the presence of the pus-discharging fistula.


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