J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2002 Jul;43(7):1330-1334.

A Case of Endogenous endophthalmitis Caused by Klebsiella Pneumoniae from Emphysematous Pyelonephritis

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Korea. duke94@netsgo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of Klebsiella pneumoniae endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to renal or urinary tract infection such as emphysematous pyelonephritis.
METHODS
A-56-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and emphysematous pyelonephritis was reterred to us in consultation for visual loss in her right eye for 5 days. Ophthalmologic evaluation and intervention were performed.
RESULTS
Culture revealed Klebsiella pneumoniae from vitreous tap of the right eye. Systemic antibiotics, intravitreous antibiotics injection and vitrectomy were performed, but the eye showed progressive worsening to phthisis.
CONCLUSIONS
A high index of suspicion of Klebsiella pneumoniae endogenous endophthalmitis must be carried in patients with renal or urinary tract infection such as emphysematous pyelonephritis as well as hepatobiliary disease such as pyogenic liver abscess.

Keyword

emphysematous pyelonephritis; Klebsiella endogenous endophthalmitis
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