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Endogenous Ocular Nocardiosis-An Interventional Case Report with a Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21813147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present an illustrative case of endogenous ocular Nocardia (EON) infection in a man with Hodgkin disease treated by chemotherapy who underwent aggressive vitreoretinal surgery for diagnosis and treatment of a subretinal abscess. Visual acuity recovered from hand movements to 20/25. We review the 38 reported cases of EON published between 1967 and 2007, describe the clinical presentation from a systemic and ocular point of view, examine which ocular procedures were successful in identifying the bacterium, and analyze ocular morbidity and the factors affecting successful treatment.
Authors:
Margherita E Eschle-Meniconi; Yan Guex-Crosier; Thomas J Wolfensberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3304     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
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