Post operative fungal endopthalmitis due to Geotrichum candidum

Thein Myint, Matthew J. Dykhuizen, Carolyn H. McDonald, Julie A. Ribes

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Abstract

Geotrichum species have been rarely reported as the cause of sepsis, disseminated infection in immunosuppressed patients. The patient we describe developed indolent endophthalmitis four months after her routine right eye cataract surgery. The intraoperative sample from right vitreous fluid grew Geotrichum candidum. The patient underwent vitrectomy, artificial lens explantation and intravitreal injection of amphotericin B followed by oral voriconazole. Despite these interventions, she underwent enucleation. This is the first published case of Geotrichum candidum endophthalmitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of International Society for Human and Animal Mycology.

Keywords

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Geotrichum candidum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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