Endogenous endophthalmitis by Candida glabrata: An unusual complication of digestive surgery
Salma Ben Hmida 1 * , Dorra Lahiani 1 , Ichrak Bougharriou 1 , Hana Chaabouni 1 , Emna Elleuch 1 , Jamel Feki 2 , Salma Gargouri 2 , Mounir Ben Jemaa 1
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Hedi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, TUNISIA2 Department of Ophthalmology, Habib Bourguiba University Hospital, Sfax, TUNISIA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis (EFE) rarely occurs after surgery. The lack of clinical suspicion and the empiric use of corticosteroids without antifungal coverage increases the risk of visual loss. We report a rare case of EFE secondary to digestive surgery. Blood cultures were negative. Fungal cultures of the vitreous puncture revealed Candida glabrata. The patient was successfully treated with oral and intravitreal voriconazole injections without vitrectomy.

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Article Type: Case Report

ELECTR J MED DENT STUD, 2023, Volume 13, Issue 1, Article No: em0102

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmds/12639

Publication date: 01 Jan 2023

Online publication date: 14 Nov 2022

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