Endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis in a Vietnamese immigrant

Sharma, Malika; Chow, David R.; Muller, Matthew P.
October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p495
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 54-year old man who complained of redness, pain and reduction in visual acuity in his left eye. Medical examination of the patient revealed swelling in eyelid and conjunctiva and fibrin in the anterior part and corneal edema. The patient was diagnosed with endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis and tomography of the abdomen showed abscess in the liver. Treatment with oral levofloxacin cured the abscess, but eye pain and decreased light perception continued.


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