Trauma-induced endophthalmitis caused by Acinetobacter anitratus.
A 56-year-old man sustained an intraocular injury by a piece of steel followed by endophthalmitis, which resolved after lensectomy, vitrectomy, and intravitreal injections of gentamicin. Acinetobacter anitratus was the organism responsible for the endophthalmitis. It is a Gram-negative polymorphic organism that can resemble several other pathogens and possesses unpredictable antibiotic susceptibility. A. anitratus is an important cause of nosocomial infection but has not previously been reported as a cause of endophthalmitis following trauma.
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