Is Peritonsillar Cellulitis Is Contagious

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In uncommon instances, the cellulitis might progress to a serious sickness by spreading to deeper tissues and in these circumstances surgery and, generally, admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) could also be required.

Surgery is indicated where there is CT evidence of an orbital assortment, where there may be no response to antibiotic treatment, where visible acuity decreases and where there's an atypical image which can warrant a diagnostic biopsy.

Diffusion-weighted imaging is able to affirm most instances of orbital abscess without using intravenous distinction dye, which is of great importance for patients who are unable to safely obtain it (e.g., those who have renal insufficiency).