Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--24

Gangrenous peri-orbital cellulitis in Nigerian children with post-measles malnutrition


Ibrahim Aliyu 
 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano
Nigeria

Measles occurs in Nigeria on almost yearly basis despite availability of preventable vaccines. Though the integument is mostly affected, other organs may be involved. Common eye problem associated with measles is xeropthalmia which is due to vitamin A deficiency; however, the case of four children who presented with extensive gangrenous ocular infection with sparing of the oral cavity and cheek is reported.


How to cite this article:
Aliyu I. Gangrenous peri-orbital cellulitis in Nigerian children with post-measles malnutrition.Sudanese J Ophthalmol 2015;7:22-24


How to cite this URL:
Aliyu I. Gangrenous peri-orbital cellulitis in Nigerian children with post-measles malnutrition. Sudanese J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jun 19 ];7:22-24
Available from: https://www.sjopthal.net/article.asp?issn=1858-540X;year=2015;volume=7;issue=1;spage=22;epage=24;aulast=Aliyu;type=0