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Should a child with preseptal periorbital cellulitis be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics?
  1. Shafic Al-Nammari, Junior Clinical Research Fellow,
  2. Benjamin Roberton,
  3. Craig Ferguson
  1. Moorfields Eye Hospital & St George’s Hospital

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    Report by Shafic Al-Nammari, Junior Clinical Research FellowSearch checked by Benjamin Roberton/Craig FergusonMoorfields Eye Hospital & St George’s Hospital

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether there was any evidence to show whether children with preseptal periorbital cellulitis should be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics. 395 papers were found using the reported searches of which none presented any evidence to answer the clinical question. It is concluded that there is no evidence to determine whether intravenous antibiotics are better than oral antibiotics in the management of simple …

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