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Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr;28(2):e45-7. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e31821e9e11.

Delayed Eikenella corrodens orbital infection after fracture repair.

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School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

Abstract

Orbital cellulitis and abscess after fracture repair are rare. Ophthalmic infection with Eikenella species is even more unusual, but can be severe. We report a case of Eikenella corrodens infection in a 28-year-old man who underwent zygomaticomaxillary and orbital floor blowout fracture surgery 4 years before presentation. Eikenella species are often resistant to frequently used empiric antibiotics, and because of specific growth conditions, easily missed on standard cultures. Appropriate efforts should be made to identify and treat E. corrodens in atypical orbital and periocular infections.

PMID:
21659916
DOI:
10.1097/IOP.0b013e31821e9e11
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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