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Third case of Candida dubliniensis endogenous endophthalmitis in North America: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24234425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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There are two previous reports of Candida dubliniensis endophthalmitis in North America. Here, we report a third case of C. dubliniensis endogenous endophthalmitis in a 31-year-old male patient who complained of left-sided decreased visual acuity. He had an associated mitral and tricuspid valve endocarditis, in the setting of intravenous drug use. Blood and sputum cultures were positive for C. dubliniensis. Fundoscopic examination was consistent with a fungal endophthalmitis. He was treated with fluconazole followed by intravenous liposomal amphotericin B for 6 weeks. C. dubliniensis is an important but rare cause of endophthalmitis in intravenous drug abusers.
Authors:
Elizabeth Rosenberger; Dima A Youssef; Sara Safdar; Cristoforo R Larzo; James Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA.
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