SEVERE COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED MRSA NASAL BRIDGE ABSCESSES WITH PERIORBITAL AND FOREHEAD EXTENSION IN A PAEDIATRIC CHILD.
Irise Hoi Khin CHEN1 and Enci YONG2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and 2Department of Radiology, Tawau Hospital, Sabah, Malaysia.
Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus skin and soft tissue infections is not uncommon these days in immunocompetent individuals, especially in population of lower socioeconomic status. Herein, we report a case of severe external nasal abscesses with periorbital and forehead extension in a 2-year-old secondary child, due to an insect bite. An accurate clinical judgement and timely imaging evaluation helped in the diagnosis and treatment. Early surgical drainage led to complete recovery and avoidance of possibly severe and fatal complications.
Keywords: Abscess, Community-associated infection, External nasal, Forehead, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Periorbital.
Corresponding author: Irise Hoi Khin, Chen, MS(ORL-HNS), 67, Peti Surat, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tawau Hospital, 91007 Tawau, Sabah.
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Brunei Int Med J.2022;18:166-170