Morganella morganii: associated sinusitis with orbital abscess in a diabetic patient


  • Chandra Veer Singh Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Sheetal Radia Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Smita Nagaonkar Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Meena Desai Department of Pathology, Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Shashikala Shivaprakasha Department of Microbiology, Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Hemant Gupta Department of Medicine and Endocrinology, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra



Morganella morganii, Pansinusitis, Preseptal cellulitis, Lamina papyracea bone destruction


Morganella morganii is a gram negative pathogen and may cause lethal disease in patients with immunosuppressive disease. It is commonly found in long term urinary catheter used and immune system deficiency patients as nosocomial disease. Morganella morganii was also involving skin, skeletal system and central nervous system. In this case we present sporadic Morganella morganii infection on sinonasal region with the presence of sinusitis, orbital absess, preseptal cellulitis and lamina propasia defect on 58 year old female diabetic patient. Microbiological assessment from nasal tissue and sinus puss discharge were reported as Morganella morganii. This is the first case of sinonasal Morganella morganii infection with sinonasal, preseptal cellulitis and orbital absess with lamina papyracea bone destruction.


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