Endophthalmitis associated with intravenous drug use

Kian Keyashian, Preeti N. Malani

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Abstract

Infectious complications related to IV drug use represent an important source of morbidity and mortality among this population. We report an informative case of endogenous endophthalmitis related to injection of cocaine mixed with lemon juice. Clinicians should remember that any visual change among patients using injection drugs warrants aggressive workup, including empiric antifungal therapy. Once the disease is identified, early vitrectomy should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1219-1220
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Endophthalmitis
Injections
Vitrectomy
Cocaine
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Morbidity
Mortality
Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • Injection drug use
  • Uveitis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Endophthalmitis associated with intravenous drug use. / Keyashian, Kian; Malani, Preeti N.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 100, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 1219-1220.

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Keyashian, Kian ; Malani, Preeti N. / Endophthalmitis associated with intravenous drug use. In: Southern Medical Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 100, No. 12. pp. 1219-1220.
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