Meningococcal septicemia presenting as bilateral endophthalmitis

Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Elizabeth ChackoPatrick I Condon

Abstract

We present a patient with bilateral endophthalmitis as the presenting sign of meningococcal septicemia. Systematic examination and vitreous tap conclusively identified the microbe, and appropriate treatment was administered, with good recovery of vision.

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Related Concepts

Antibiotics
Polychemotherapy
Parenteral Infusion
Meningococcal Infections
Neisseria meningitidis
Infectious Endophthalmitis
Ophthalmic Solution
Vitreous Body Structure
Eye Infections, Bacterial
Bacteremia

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