Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in a healthy individual

A Manandhar, L Bajracharya

Abstract

Background: Fungal endogenous endophthalmitis in a healthy individual without any predisposing factors is very uncommon. It can occur in intravenous drug abusers, where Aspergillus is more frequently isolated as the causative organism.

Case: We treated an unusual case of culture-proven endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis who was immunocompetent and was not an intravenous drug user. The affected eye was successfully treated with repeated intravitreal, intracameral and intrastromal injections of amphotericin B and anterior chamber wash.

Conclusion: Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis can occur in healthy individuals.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v4i1.5873

NEPJOPH 2012; 4(1): 179-183

Keywords

Aspergillus; endogenous endophthalmitis; amphotericin B
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