Endogenous Aspergillus Endophthalmitis in Drug Abusers

Bernard H. Doft, John G. Clarkson, Gebert Rebell, Richard K. Forster

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Abstract

One of two cases of endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in abusers of intravenously administered drugs was treated successfully by subtotal pars plana vitrectomy; amphotericin B administered by intravitreal, periocular, and systemic routes; and flucytosine administered systemically. Aspergillus sp should be considered a possible pathogenic organism in drug abusers with endogenous endophthalmitis. An aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approach may result in preservation of useful vision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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