Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis in a preterm infant.

  title={Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis in a preterm infant.},
  author={Michael O'Keefe and Loretta M Nolan and Bernadette M Lanigan and John N. Murphy},
  journal={Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus},
  volume={9 3},
Bacterial endophthalmitis is rare in the neonatal period. It occurs in susceptible individuals such as preterm infants. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gram-negative bacillus, has been identified as the causative organism in more than 75% of invasive neonatal eye infections. The source may be endogenous; secondary to septicemia or exogenous, including reports of nosocomial infections and those infections arising from the birth canal. We report the case of a preterm infant who developed pseudomonas… CONTINUE READING