Endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis: case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis, cryptogenic in origin, is presented. It was treated initially with success, only to recur three months later with loss of the eye. Common sites of Klebsiella infection are reviewed. This organism rapidly destroys retinal photoreceptors. A link between Klebsiella and acute anterior uveitis has been suggested but is not supported by prospective data.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glassman, RM; Lieberman, TT; Friedman, AH; Fuchs, W; Meltzer, MA; Gabrilove, L

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 326 - 329

PubMed ID

  • 2677699

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-2507


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States