Trauma-induced endophthalmitis caused by Acinetobacter anitratus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mark, DB; Gaynon, MW

Published Date

  • February 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 124 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 6600400

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1039980

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.67.2.124


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England