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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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GARCIA REAL, Yosvani et al. Endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to a renal abcess. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.1, pp.180-188. ISSN 0864-2176.

The endogenous endophthalmitis may occur in cases of internal tissue inflammation secondary to intraocular infection, as a result of the hematogenous dissemination of microorganisms from a distal focus to the eye. It is the less frequent group of all types of endophthalmitis (5 %), preferably unilateral, and most of the cases present with an extraocular infectious focus. Although it may appear in healthy immuno competent patients, this endophthalmitis mainly affects patients with one or more risk factors such as chronic illnesses, surgical procedures, neoplasias, parenterally administered drug users, immunodeficiencies and intravenous catheters. A case of a diabetic female patient with endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to a renal tumor was presented. Her initial clinical picture pointed to diabetic coma, but as the disease evolved and based on the ophthalmological study, it was possible to reach a complete diagnosis and to apply a treatment for her health problem.

Keywords : endogenous endophthalmitis; renal abscess; uveitis.

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