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- paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine
- soft tissue infection
- infectious diseases, bacterial
- imaging, CT/MRI
A 16-year-old boy presented to the ED with a 2-week history of progressive forehead and eyelid swelling. He reported hitting his head against the wall 2 weeks earlier while asleep in bed and presented to the ED on two earlier occasions. On examination, there was extensive bilateral frontal and periorbital swelling which was exquisitely tender to touch (figure 1). The child was otherwise well with no medical history. His observations were as follows: heart rate 96, respiratory rate 18, Sats 97% on …
Handling editor Ellen J Weber
Contributors JTFL was involved in the clinical management of the patient, obtained consent and wrote the manuscript. SI provided supervision and reviewed the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.