Cellulitis Orbital Underlying Cause
Periorbital cellulitis is caused by bacterial infection of the skin around the eye. Bacteria are normally on the surface of the skin. Usually, the bacteria are harmless because the surface of the skin acts as a protective barrier. When this barrier is broken, bacteria can enter the skin beneath the surface and start to grow, resulting in cellulitis.
Periorbital cellulitis may also be caused by infections that spread to the skin around the eye.
Causes of periorbital cellulitis include:
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