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Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Mar;123(3):410-1.

Xanthomonas maltophilia endophthalmitis after cataract extraction.

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Eye Foundation Hospital/University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of Xanthomonas maltophilia endophthalmitis and to increase awareness of its potential as an intraocular pathogen.

METHOD:

Case report.

RESULTS:

A 76-year-old woman developed X maltophilia endophthalmitis after cataract extraction. To eradicate the infection, we performed two vitrectomies and treated the patient with numerous intravitreal antibiotic injections.

CONCLUSIONS:

X maltophilia is a potential intraocular pathogen in an immunocompetent host. If the infection takes a persistent course, persistent topical and intravitreal antibiotic treatment and possibly vitrectomy are needed to eradicate the infection.

PMID:
9063259
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70145-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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