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Endogenous endophthalmitis in a patient with diabetes and foot osteomyelitis

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Mavrakanas, Thomas A
Published in Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2015, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 18-20
Abstract Endogenous endophthalmitis is a rare condition caused by the hematogenous spread of microorganisms from a remote infection site to the eye. Common predisposing conditions are intravenous drug abuse, diabetes, malignancy, immunosuppression, chronic renal failure, parenteral nutrition or invasive medical procedures. We describe a case of endogenous endophthalmitis in the setting of foot osteomyelitis in a patient with diabetes. A high index of clinical suspicion is required to diagnose this condition early in a patient with diabetes because visual symptoms commonly may be misattributed to retinopathy. Early diagnosis is important.
Keywords AgedAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useCiprofloxacin/therapeutic useDiabetes Complications/diagnosisDiabetes Mellitus/pathologyEndophthalmitis/complications/diagnosis/drug therapyFemaleFoot Diseases/complications/microbiology/radiographyHumansImipenem/therapeutic useOsteomyelitis/complications/microbiology/radiographyVancomycin/therapeutic use
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Research group Diabète et régulation des gènes (36)
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MAVRAKANAS, Thomas A, DE HALLER, Raoul Michel, PHILIPPE, Jacques. Endogenous endophthalmitis in a patient with diabetes and foot osteomyelitis. In: Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 2015, vol. 39, n° 1, p. 18-20. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:81176

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