Endoftalmite endógena por Listeria monocytogenes

Endoftalmite endógena por Listeria monocytogenes


Sérgio Kwitko,
J. Melamed,
Simone Barcaro,
José M. Verri,
Victor F. Petrillo


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.56 no.6 São Paulo dez. 1993


Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis is a rare entity that occurs mainly in immunocompromised patients. To our knowledge. there are only 14 reported cases of Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis. We report herein another case in a patient that had undergone a cardiac revascularization surgery and was under systemic corticosteroid; the organism was isolated both in the aqueous humor and in blood cultures. Listeria monocytogenes endogenous endophthalmitis must be suspected in any immunosuppressed patient with severe anterior uveitis, especially with a brown hypopyon, high intraocular pressure and corneal edema.


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