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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1471-1473

Intravitreal piperacillin-tazobactam in endophthalmitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in silico ne-filled eye: A case report

Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. G Suganeswari
Old No 18, New No 41, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1886_19

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A 28-year-old female came to us one month after retinal detachment surgery with a sudden painless drop in vision. The condition gradually worsened with ongoing treatment so she was taken up for lensectomy with silicone oil removal and intravitreal antibiotics and steroids. The microbiological analysis of silicone oil revealed Mycobacterium complex and gene sequencing isolated Mycobacterium abscessus, which showed antibiotic sensitivity to only piperacillin-tazobactam. Repeated intravitreal injections of the same led to the resolution of infection. This case report highlights the impact of sparsely used piperacillin-tazobactam in cases of Mycobacterium positive endophthalmitis, and the role of gene sequencing.

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