Preseptal Cellulitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 10, 2021
  • Author: Mounir Bashour, MD, PhD, CM, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC, PhD, MA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis of preseptal cellulitis include the following:

  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

  • Retinoblastoma [13]

  • Orbital pseudotumor (idiopathic orbital inflammation) [14]

  • Periocular tinea [15]

  • Herpes simplex

  • Herpes zoster

  • Ruptured dermoid cyst

  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage (eg, following trauma)

Differential Diagnoses