Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Preseptal cellulitis in a child caused by Megacopta centrosignatum

Preseptal cellulitis in a child caused by Megacopta centrosignatum

Dec 2012


Department of Ophthalmology, Union Hospital, Hong Kong. Electronic address:


Preseptal cellulitis in children can be caused by a reaction to embedded insects, their body parts, or secretions. We report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with preseptal cellulitis caused by an insect identified as Megacopta centrosignatum in her superior fornix.

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