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    German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; Düsseldorf
    In:  GMS Ophthalmology Cases; VOL: 11; DOC01 /20210128/
    Publication Date: 2021-01-29
    Description: Purpose: To describe a case of post-traumatic endophthalmitis with Moraxella in a child.Methods: Case report of an 11-year-old boy who presented with redness and profound visual loss in his left eye for 3 days following trauma with a sewing needle. Detailed ophthalmic examination showed hand movement vision, corneal edema with mobile hypopyon, as well as dot and clump echoes in Ultrasound B-scan. The clinical diagnosis of acute post-traumatic endophthalmitis was made.Result: The patient underwent pars plana vitrectomy and vitreous biopsy, and was given intravitreal antibiotics (vancomycin 1 mg/0.1 ml, ceftazidime 2.25 mg/0.1 ml, voriconazole 0.1 mg/0.1 ml). Non-pigmented small colonies growth was observed on culture plates which were identified as Moraxella .Conclusion: To date, no case report has been published regarding post-traumatic endophthalmitis due to Moraxella species in the pediatric age group.
    Keywords: post-traumatic endophthalmitis ; Moraxella sp. ; pediatric ; pars plana vitrectomy ; trauma ; vancomycin ; ddc: 610
    Language: English
    Type: article
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