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Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:1399-402. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S31721. Epub 2012 Aug 28.

Exogenous group G Streptococcus endophthalmitis following intravitreal ranibizumab injection.

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  • 1Lutfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Eye Clinic, Istanbul.

Abstract

We report a case of group G Streptococcus endophthalmitis following an intravitreal ranibizumab injection for a choroidal neovascular membrane. Pars plana vitrectomy was applied for endophthalmitis and group G Streptococcus cultures were isolated in the vitreous samples taken from the patient. Twenty-four hours following pars plana vitrectomy the patient underwent myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of group G Streptococcus endophthalmitis following an intravitreal injection.

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endophthalmitis; group G Streptococcus; intravitreal injection

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PMC3437953
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