Sudden visual loss associated with clostridial bacteraemia

A. J. Cannistra, Daniel Albert, D. A. Frambach, R. J. Dreher, L. Roberts

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Abstract

A patient with endogenously acquired Clostridium septicum panophthalmitis is presented. The patient exhibited a striking sequence of signs and symptoms associated with this devastating ocular infection. Intensive antibiotic therapy was ineffective and enucleation of the globe was required. The microscopic pathology of the enucleated globe showed extensive infarction and necrosis of ocular structures in association with the panophthalmitis. In addition thrombosis of the central retinal artery and of choroidal vessels was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-385
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume72
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Panophthalmitis
Bacteremia
Clostridium septicum
Retinal Artery
Eye Infections
Infarction
Signs and Symptoms
Thrombosis
Necrosis
Pathology
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Cannistra, A. J., Albert, D., Frambach, D. A., Dreher, R. J., & Roberts, L. (1988). Sudden visual loss associated with clostridial bacteraemia. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 72(5), 380-385. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.72.5.380

Sudden visual loss associated with clostridial bacteraemia. / Cannistra, A. J.; Albert, Daniel; Frambach, D. A.; Dreher, R. J.; Roberts, L.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 72, No. 5, 01.01.1988, p. 380-385.

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Cannistra, AJ, Albert, D, Frambach, DA, Dreher, RJ & Roberts, L 1988, 'Sudden visual loss associated with clostridial bacteraemia', British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 72, no. 5, pp. 380-385. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.72.5.380
Cannistra, A. J. ; Albert, Daniel ; Frambach, D. A. ; Dreher, R. J. ; Roberts, L. / Sudden visual loss associated with clostridial bacteraemia. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1988 ; Vol. 72, No. 5. pp. 380-385.
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