Necrotizing Tenon's capsule infection in a lymphopenic Down syndrome patient following strabismus surgery

Melinda Y Chang, Wenjing Liu, Ben J. Glasgow, Sherwin J. Isenberg, Federico G. Velez

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Abstract

Periocular infection is a rare complication of strabismus surgery. We describe a case of necrotizing Tenon's capsule infection after uncomplicated strabismus surgery in a boy with Down syndrome and blepharitis. Pathologic diagnosis was severe acute necrotizing inflammation with Gram positive coccal forms. Resolution of infection occurred after surgical debridement and intravenous and topical antibiotics. Work-up revealed lymphopenia related to Down syndrome. Patients with Down syndrome may have risk factors for postoperative infection including blepharitis and immunologic abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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Tenon Capsule
Strabismus
Down Syndrome
Blepharitis
Infection
Lymphopenia
Debridement
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Inflammation

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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Necrotizing Tenon's capsule infection in a lymphopenic Down syndrome patient following strabismus surgery. / Chang, Melinda Y; Liu, Wenjing; Glasgow, Ben J.; Isenberg, Sherwin J.; Velez, Federico G.

In: Journal of AAPOS, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.08.2017, p. 333-335.

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Chang, Melinda Y ; Liu, Wenjing ; Glasgow, Ben J. ; Isenberg, Sherwin J. ; Velez, Federico G. / Necrotizing Tenon's capsule infection in a lymphopenic Down syndrome patient following strabismus surgery. In: Journal of AAPOS. 2017 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 333-335.
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