Endogenous group B streptococcal endophthalmitis in a preterm infant.

Sparks JR, Recchia FM, Weitkamp JH
J Perinatol. 2007 27 (6): 392-4

PMID: 17522689 · DOI:10.1038/sj.jp.7211685

Endogenous endophthalmitis is a rare complication of bacteremia. Proper intervention is critical, as the majority of affected patients lose vision in the infected eye. Treatment options include systemic antibiotics, intravitreous antibiotics and vitrectomy. We report a case of endogenous endophthalmitis presenting as leukocoria in a premature neonate with group B streptococcal meningitis.

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Adult Anti-Bacterial Agents Diagnosis, Differential Endophthalmitis Female Humans Infant, Newborn Infant, Premature Male Pregnancy Streptococcal Infections Streptococcus agalactiae Twins Vancomycin Vitrectomy

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