We report the exceptional case of a severe intraocular Abiotrophia defectiva infection which developed after cataract surgery. Retinal involvement as a complication of A. defectiva endophthalmitis or the combination of acute-onset endophthalmitis with infiltrative keratitis caused by this pathogen has not been described. Moreover, our report represents the first documented ocular A. defectiva infection in Germany. A. defectiva was identified using biotyping and 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis. Despite vigorous antimicrobial therapy and repeated ocular surgery, visual outcome was poor.
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 01.06.2010|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)