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Pink hypopyon: a sign of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis.
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PMID:  1486086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis in infants is uncommon. We recently examined and treated an infant who presented with pink hypopyon which followed a Serratia marcescens septicaemia. Culture of the aspirate from the anterior chamber showed no red blood cells, and grew Serratia marcescens, which was also isolated from the tip of the child's umbilical artery catheter. The presence of a pink hypopyon in the absence of hyphaema may suggest the diagnosis of Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis.
S A al Hazzaa; K F Tabbara; J A Gammon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0007-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-22     Completed Date:  1993-02-22     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421041     Medline TA:  Br J Ophthalmol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Chamber / microbiology
Endophthalmitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Gentamicins / therapeutic use
Infant, Newborn
Serratia Infections / complications*,  drug therapy
Serratia marcescens / pathogenicity*
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