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Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon. Am J Ophthalmol 2005 May;139(5):930-2

Date

04/30/2005

Pubmed ID

15860311

DOI

10.1016/j.ajo.2004.10.060

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-18144379812   8 Citations

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon.

DESIGN: Interventional case report.

METHODS: A 51-year-old man presented with chronic postcataract extraction inflammation and underwent vitrectomy, partial capsulectomy, and intravitreal antibiotic injections, followed by explantation of the intraocular lens and capsule.

RESULTS: A capsular hypopyon in the absence of an anterior chamber hypopyon was noted. Cultures of the vitreous and capsule revealed Staphylococcus hominis, a coagulase-negative gram-positive organism.

CONCLUSIONS: We are unaware of previous reports of endophthalmitis caused by Staphylococcus hominis, and could find none in a computerized search using MEDLINE. This case adds Staphylococcus hominis to the list of causative organisms in chronic endophthalmitis and illustrates the rare finding of a capsular hypopyon.

Author List

Iyer MN, Wirostko WJ, Kim SH, Simons KB

Authors

Kenneth B. Simons MD Sr Associate Dean, Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin
William Wirostko MD Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Amikacin
Chronic Disease
Drug Therapy, Combination
Endophthalmitis
Eye Infections, Bacterial
Humans
Lens Capsule, Crystalline
Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Male
Middle Aged
Phacoemulsification
Staphylococcal Infections
Staphylococcus hominis
Suppuration
Vancomycin
Vitreous Body