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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Southern medical journal|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|
- Candida albicans
- Injection drug use
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