Neisseria meningitidis endophthalmitis: Use of polymerase chain reaction to support an etiologic diagnosis

Vicki S. Frelich, Dennis L Murray, Stephanie Goei, Julian J Nussbaum, Heather Butler

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Abstract

We report a case of endogenous endophthalmitis in which the suspected etiology, Neisseria meningitidis, was supported by use of a specific polymerase chain reaction test on vitreous humor. This technology may be especially valuable in the future for those cases in which systemic and eye cultures are nonrevealing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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