Lysinibacillus spp. Endophthalmitis: A first reported case

Andrew F. Perin, Sunali Goyal, Eric R. Rosenbaum, Sami H. Uwaydat

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Abstract

Post-traumatic endophthalmitis (PTE) is an uncommon sequela of open globe injuries. In cases involving an intraocular foreign body (IOFB), the risk of PTE increases by up to four-fold. Typically, presentation occurs in the acute timeframe [1]. Only three reported cases of delayed-onset PTE currently exist in the literature (two cases caused by Proprionibacterium acnes and one by Phaeoacremonium parasiticum, a fungal pathogen) [2-4]. We describe a case of delayed-onset post-traumatic endophthalmitis (PTE) caused by Lysinibacillus spp., an organism not previously reported in the ophthalmic literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-608
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Volume45
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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