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Post-traumatic endophthalmitis due to Brevibacterium casei : A case report

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Author(s): Asima Banu | Sriprakash KS | Vidyadevi M | Nagraj ER

Journal: Australasian Medical Journal
ISSN 1836-1935

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 70;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Ocular complications | Endophthalmitis | Brevibacterium casei

ABSTRACT
Endophthalmitis is a serious post-traumatic ocular complication that can lead to loss of vision. We report a case of acute post-traumatic endophthalmitis following a penetrating injury caused by an unusual organism, Brevibacterium casei . The patient was successfully treated with intravitreal antibiotics like ceftazidime and vancomycin, along with topical cefazolin and tobramycin. Brevibacterium casei can be added to the list of rare bacteria causing endophthalmitis and should be kept in mind by clinicians as a potential source of pathology.
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