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A case of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae causing bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis
  1. J Elvy1,
  2. I Hanspal2,
  3. P Simcock2
  1. 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Exeter, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Exeter, UK
  1. Juliet Elvy, Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5AD, UK; juleselvy{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

This report describes a case of bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, an occupational zoonotic pathogen, which was successfully treated with intravenous penicillin G followed by oral linezolid. This is believed to be the first report of E rhusiopathiae causing endogenous endophthalmitis.

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  • Competing interests: None.

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