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A case of erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae causing bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis.
  1. Juliet Elvy (juleselvy{at}doctors.org.uk)
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Inderraj Hanspal (inderraj{at}hotmail.com)
    1. Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom

      Abstract

      Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis is an intraocular infection arising from haematogenous spread to the eye from a distant anatomical site. We describe 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. To our knowledge, E. rhusiopathiae has not previously been reported as a pathogen in this disease.

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