Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis

Nigel H. Barker, Jordan M. Thompson, Martin G. Mullen, Melissa A. Weekes, Linda N. Nguyen, Crystal K M Haynes, Darlene Miller

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Purpose: To present the first reported cases of keratitis caused by Rhizobium radiobacter. Methods: A retrospective review of an observational case series from 2 institutions. Results: There were 4 cases of microbiologically proven R. radiobacter. Three of these patients were contact lens wearers. The patient in case 4 defaulted from follow-up after receipt of the culture result. Keratitis in the other cases resolved with variable clinical courses once culture-directed therapy was instituted. Conclusions: R. radiobacter is a member of the genus Rhizobium. It is a gram-negative bacillus and was previously identified as an opportunistic pathogen in nonophthalmic infections and in a few cases of endophthalmitis. To our knowledge, we have described the clinical presentation, management, and treatment outcomes of the first reported cases of keratitis caused by R. radiobacter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-682
Number of pages4
JournalCornea
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Keratitis
Rhizobium
Endophthalmitis
Contact Lenses
Bacillus
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • culture
  • infiltrate
  • keratitis
  • Rhizobium radiobacter
  • treatment

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  • Ophthalmology

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Barker, N. H., Thompson, J. M., Mullen, M. G., Weekes, M. A., Nguyen, L. N., Haynes, C. K. M., & Miller, D. (2016). Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. Cornea, 35(5), 679-682. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000780

Rhizobium radiobacter : A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. / Barker, Nigel H.; Thompson, Jordan M.; Mullen, Martin G.; Weekes, Melissa A.; Nguyen, Linda N.; Haynes, Crystal K M; Miller, Darlene.

In: Cornea, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2016, p. 679-682.

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Barker, NH, Thompson, JM, Mullen, MG, Weekes, MA, Nguyen, LN, Haynes, CKM & Miller, D 2016, 'Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis', Cornea, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 679-682. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000780
Barker NH, Thompson JM, Mullen MG, Weekes MA, Nguyen LN, Haynes CKM et al. Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. Cornea. 2016;35(5):679-682. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000780
Barker, Nigel H. ; Thompson, Jordan M. ; Mullen, Martin G. ; Weekes, Melissa A. ; Nguyen, Linda N. ; Haynes, Crystal K M ; Miller, Darlene. / Rhizobium radiobacter : A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. In: Cornea. 2016 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 679-682.
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