Facial malignant staphylococcal infection is a rare infectious disorder characterized by a septic facial venous thrombosis. Herein we report the first case to our knowledge in a healthy young woman due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)–positive Staphylococcus aureus.
Figure 1. Marked facial edema with predominance about the periorbital region, especially of the right eye (A) and total recovery after treatment (B).
Figure 2. Computed tomography images. A and B, Important infiltration of facial soft tissues and filling defects of the bilateral facial veins (arrow). C, Filling defects of the right superior ophthalmic vein (left arrow); the left superior ophthalmic vein is permeable (right arrow).
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