Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers

B. H. Doft, J. G. Clarkson, G. Rebell, Richard 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
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume98
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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Endophthalmitis
Aspergillus
Drug Users
Flucytosine
Temazepam
Vitrectomy
Amphotericin B
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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  • Ophthalmology

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Doft, B. H., Clarkson, J. G., Rebell, G., & Forster, R. (1980). Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers. Archives of Ophthalmology, 98(5), 859-862.

Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers. / Doft, B. H.; Clarkson, J. G.; Rebell, G.; Forster, Richard.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 98, No. 5, 01.01.1980, p. 859-862.

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Doft, BH, Clarkson, JG, Rebell, G & Forster, R 1980, 'Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 98, no. 5, pp. 859-862.
Doft BH, Clarkson JG, Rebell G, Forster R. Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers. Archives of Ophthalmology. 1980 Jan 1;98(5):859-862.
Doft, B. H. ; Clarkson, J. G. ; Rebell, G. ; Forster, Richard. / Endogenous Aspergillus endophthalmitis in drug abusers. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1980 ; Vol. 98, No. 5. pp. 859-862.
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