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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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CARDENAS CHACON, Daylin et al. The Endogenous endophthalmitis. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2016, vol.29, n.4, pp.728-734. ISSN 0864-2176.

Endogenous endophthalmitis is a rare but serious pathology. A multidisciplinary care team should lead the treatment because of the complexity of the systemic affection, in order to eradicate the primary infectious focus, either known or not, and to preserve the visual function. This a 66 years old male diabetic patient who was admitted to a general hospital with the purpose of practicing surgery of the right foot septic ulcer, who began suffering diffuse anterior endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and confirmed through aqueous humor and blood cultures. Although the initial diagnosis was acute anterior uveitis, the presence of a septic focus in the soft tissue and the worsening of clinical ophthalmological symptoms led to finally diagnose him with endogenous endophthalmitis. The joint performance of several medical specialists made the satisfactory management of this patient possible.

Keywords : endogenous endophthalmitis; endophthalmitis; diabetic foot ulcer; Staphylococcus aureus; blood culture.

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