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Endogenous group G Streptococcus endophthalmitis following a dental procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15005587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis due to group G Streptococcus after a dental procedure. METHODS: Case report of a 69-year-old woman who presented with pain, decreased vision, bilateral uveitis, and a unilateral hypopyon 1 week after treatment for an abscessed tooth. RESULTS: Bilateral endophthalmitis was diagnosed, and group G Streptococcus was cultured from the vitreous samples. CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of endogenous endophthalmitis following a dental procedure. Furthermore, it was due to group G Streptococcus, which is a rare cause of this condition.
Authors:
N G Ziakas; D Tzetzi; K Boboridis; N S Georgiadis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1120-6721     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-09     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110772     Medline TA:  Eur J Ophthalmol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. ziakas@med.auth.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Combined Modality Therapy
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Endophthalmitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Eye Infections, Bacterial* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Female
Focal Infection, Dental*
Humans
Oral Surgical Procedures
Periodontal Abscess / microbiology*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications*
Streptococcal Infections* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Vitrectomy
Vitreous Body / microbiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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