A rare case of neonatal bacterial sinusitis

Natashya H. Sima, Poonam K. Saidha, Ophelia D’Souza, Sandhya S. Patil


Acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis is uncommon occurrence in the pediatric age group. Complications from this condition are rarer in the neonatal period with less than 10 cases reported worldwide. The diagnosis and treatment of maxillary sinusitis and its complications poses challenges as there are no clear guidelines on conservative management versus early surgery. We present a rare case of acute maxillary sinusitis with orbital complications in a 13 day old neonate.  


Bacterial sinusitis, Neonatal sinusitis

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