A 5-month-old infant with bilateral orbital cellulitis was found to have salmonella septicemia and meningitis. There was no evidence of a local source of infection in the skin, conjunctival sac or paranasal sinuses. The orbital cellulitis was therefore probably a result of hematogenous spread. The hospital course was complicated by several episodes of generalized seizures and the development of hydrocephalus. She was treated with chloramphenicol and ampicillin for 30 days and was discharged two months after admission. To the best of our knowledge the association between orbital cellulitis and salmonella meningitis has not been described previously.
|State||Published - 1984|