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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 2589-2591

Amycolatopsis sulphurea as the first reported agent of endophthalmitis in a patient after penetrating eye trauma with intraocular foreign body: A case report


1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2 Department of Microbiology, University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Berna Yuce
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Block: A Yenisehir.Konak Izmir
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_399_20

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We report an Amycolatopsis sulphurea endophthalmitis after the surgical repair of penetrating eye trauma with a metallic intraocular foreign body. A 27-year-old male referred with occupational injury by a nail from his left eye. Endophthalmitis occurred 12 h after the removal of foreign body and repair of the globe. The culture of vitreus samples revealed gram-positive bacillus proliferation, confirming A. sulphurea. Endophthalmitis was eradicated successfully with intravitreal, topical, and systemic antibiotics. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case, reporting A. sulphurea endophthalmitis.


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