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Systemic candidiasis with cataract formation in a premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11124679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endogenous Candida endophthalmitis is a well-recognized complication in low-birth-weight premature infants. The incidence of systemic candidiasis in premature and low-birth-weight infants is approximately 3%. As many as half of these infants will develop Candida endophthalmitis. Eye involvement typically presents as one or more tiny white "fungal ball" chorioretinal lesions with overlying vitritis. Lens involvement is extremely rare. We report a case of cataract due to Candida albicans in a premature, low-birth-weight infant unresponsive to systemic and intracameral antifungal therapy and requiring lensectomy with vitrectomy.
W Todd Johnston; M S Cogen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1091-8531     ISO Abbreviation:  J AAPOS     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-10     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710011     Medline TA:  J AAPOS     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
Candida albicans / isolation & purification
Candidiasis / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Cataract / microbiology*,  pathology
Cataract Extraction
Eye Infections, Fungal / microbiology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Lens, Crystalline / microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Vitreous Body / microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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