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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 887-889

Aspergillus terreus endogenous endophthalmitis: Report of a case and review of literature


Department of Microbiology, Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi
Vitreo Retina Services, Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, 147, E.M.Bypass, Kolkata - 700 099, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.141065

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We report a rare case of Aspergillus terreus endogenous endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient with subretinal abscess and also review the reported cases. A 50-year-old healthy male presented with sudden painful loss of vision in right eye. He was diagnosed with endogenous endophthalmitis and underwent urgent vitrectomy. Aspergillus terreus growth was obtained in culture. At final follow-up, there was complete resolution of the infection but visual acuity was poor due to macular scar. Aspergillus terreus is a rare cause of endophthalmitis with usually poor outcomes. Newer antifungals like Voriconazole can be sometimes associated with better prognosis.


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