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Mycobacterium chelonae, a species of rapidly growing mycobacteria, may grow in routine blood culture media and stain as gram-positive bacilli, which may cause diagnostic confusion. A patient with native-valve endocarditis caused by M. chelonae, which was misidentified as various gram-positive bacilli, is presented.
A 71-year-old woman presented with painful vision loss in the right eye followed by ophthalmoplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated optic nerve sheath enlargement and enhancement. Biopsy of the optic nerve sheath revealed purulent and necrotic material that was positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. The patient underwent… (More)
tocoagulation was applied and the worm was successfully killed (Figure 1F). The patient reported significant subjective improvement, and his visual acuity measured 20/40 OS 1 month and 20/25 OS 3 months following the initial visit. Spectraldomain OCT showed disruption of the photoreceptors in the papillomacular region secondary to prior photocoagulation but… (More)