Neisseria meningitidis endogenous endophthalmitis with meningitis in an immunocompetent child.

@article{Yusuf2014NeisseriaME,
  title={Neisseria meningitidis endogenous endophthalmitis with meningitis in an immunocompetent child.},
  author={I H Yusuf and Zuzana Sipkova and Sejal P Patel and Larry Benjamin},
  journal={Ocular immunology and inflammation},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={398-402}
}
Neisseria meningitidis is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide. We describe an exceptional case of an immunocompetent 15-month-old child presenting with a unilateral anterior uveitis, hypopyon, and sepsis. Anterior chamber aspirate demonstrated gram-negative cocci before Neisseria meningitidis was identified in blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Meningococcal endophthalmitis presents variably with sepsis, meningitis, or isolated ocular symptoms. Diagnosis is a clinical… CONTINUE READING