Endogenous E. coli endophthalmitis.

  title={Endogenous E. coli endophthalmitis.},
  author={H F Shammas},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  volume={21 5},
A case of Escherichia coli septicemia with associated metastatic en dophthalmitis and endocarditis is presented. The ocular signs and symptoms were the initial manifestations of sepsis. Irreversible damage to the eye occurred in less than 24 hours. The pattern of metastatic bacterial endophthalmitis has changed since the introduction of potent antimicrobial agents, with an increased incidence of Gram-negative bacillemia. E. coli endophthalmitis carries a poor prognosis. Early diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING

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