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Candida dubliniensis endophthalmitis: first case in North America.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22222717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To report an unusual case of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis due to Candida dubliniensis. Interventional case report of a 27-year-old immunocompetent male with loss of vision, dense vitritis, and chorioretinal infiltrates, who underwent a diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy. Microbiology cultures obtained by a diagnostic vitrectomy were positive for the growth of C. dubliniensis. This infectious process was then appropriately treated with intravitreal amphotericin B and systemic fluconazole with resolution of the endophthalmitis. Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis is a condition that can masquerade other more common causes of endophthalmitis. Atypical cases of endophthalmitis may benefit from diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Diego G Espinosa-Heidmann; Brian D McMillan; P Rocco Lasala; Jonathan Stanley; Cristoforo R Larzo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-21     Completed Date:  2012-07-10     Revised Date:  2013-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, West Virginia University Eye Institute, 1 Stadium Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Candida / isolation & purification*
Diagnosis, Differential
Endophthalmitis / microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Eye Infections, Fungal / microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Intravitreal Injections
Vitreous Body / microbiology*,  pathology,  surgery
West Virginia
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents
Comment In:
Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;33(1):3   [PMID:  23132215 ]

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