Orbital apex syndrome due to invasive aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient

Grace D. Cullen, Tara M. Davidson, Zachary A. Yetmar, Bobbi S. Pritt, Daniel C. DeSimone

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Abstract

Infection is a rare cause of orbital apex syndrome (OAS) and most commonly occurs in immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of OAS in an elderly immunocompetent female due to invasive aspergillosis and Staphylococcus aureus co-infection. The patient required both surgical debridement and prolonged courses of antibiotic and antifungal therapy. Invasive fungal disease must be considered in cases of OAS, even in patients without classic risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01232
JournalIDCases
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • aspergillus
  • Immunocompetent
  • Orbital apex syndrome
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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