Endogenous Candida endophthalmitis: Who is really at risk?

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OBJECTIVES: The Infectious Disease Society of America recommends that all patients with candidemia undergo a dilated retinal exam to exclude endogenous Candida endophthalmitis. Our objective was to determine if there are significant risk factors in candidemic patients for developing endogenous Candida endophthalmitis METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all candidemic patients at three academic medical centers between 2012 and 2017. We extracted risk factors for Candida endophthalmitis based on prior literature and compared them between patients with and without endophthalmitis. We then built a multivariate logistic regression model to assess which ones were significant. RESULTS: We found 771 patients with candidemia. 120 (15.6%) of these patients were diagnosed with Candida endophthalmitis. In our logistic regression analysis, central venous catheter presence (OR 8.35), intravenous drug use (OR 4.76), immunosuppression (OR 2.40), total parenteral nutrition recipient (OR 2.28), race (OR 1.65), age (OR 1.02), and gender (OR 0.57) were risk factors for developing Candida endophthalmitis. Additionally, Candida albicans was more likely to result in Candida endophthalmitis (OR 1.86). CONCLUSIONS: This cohort represents the largest study of risk factors for candidemic patients who developed endogenous Candida endophthalmitis. Based on our findings, clinicians should develop targeted and cost-effective strategies for endophthalmitis screening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seidelman, J; Fleece, M; Bloom, A; Lydon, E; Yang, W; Arnold, C; Weber, DJ; Okeke, NL

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 276 - 281

PubMed ID

  • 33412206

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2742

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.12.032


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England