Scientific article

Endogenous endophthalmitis in a patient with diabetes and foot osteomyelitis

Published inCanadian journal of diabetes, vol. 39, no. 1, p. 18-20
Publication date2015

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.

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Ciprofloxacin/therapeutic use
  • Diabetes Complications/diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus/pathology
  • Endophthalmitis/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy
  • Female
  • Foot Diseases/complications/microbiology/radiography
  • Humans
  • Imipenem/therapeutic use
  • Osteomyelitis/complications/microbiology/radiography
  • Vancomycin/therapeutic use
Citation (ISO format)
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. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2014.05.011
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ISSN of the journal1499-2671

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