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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 546-548

Necrotizing fungal preseptal cellulitis secondary to Candida orthopsilosis in a diabetes mellitus patient – A rare case report and review of literature


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn, Jawaharlal Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandip Sarkar
Department of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2380_21

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Non-albicans candida infection is an emerging threat in immunocompromised patients like those with diabetes mellitus, bone marrow transplant recipients, or HIV-positive patients. We report a rare case of necrotizing preseptal cellulitis extending to the cheek caused by Candida orthopsilosis in a young diabetic patient. Fungal etiology must be considered as a possible cause of preseptal and facial cellulitis in the setting of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, which is unresponsive to broad-spectrum antibiotics even in the absence of a local nidus of infection in the paranasal sinuses or oral cavity.


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