Candida dubliniensis endophthalmitis: First case in North America

Diego G. Espinosa-Heidmann, Brian D. McMillan, P. Rocco Lasala, Jonathan Stanley, Cristoforo R. Larzo

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Abstract

To report an unusual case of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis due to Candida dubliniensis. Interventional case report of a 27-year-old immunocompetent male with loss of vision, dense vitritis, and chorioretinal infiltrates, who underwent a diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy. Microbiology cultures obtained by a diagnostic vitrectomy were positive for the growth of C. dubliniensis. This infectious process was then appropriately treated with intravitreal amphotericin B and systemic fluconazole with resolution of the endophthalmitis. Endogenous fungal endophthalmitis is a condition that can masquerade other more common causes of endophthalmitis. Atypical cases of endophthalmitis may benefit from diagnostic pars plana vitrectomy for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Diagnostic vitrectomy
  • Endophthalmitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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