Burt R. Meyers, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Theodore Leiberman, M.D.; Andrew P. Ferry, M.D.; Shalom Z. Hirschman, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Six patients with Candida albicans endophthalmitis complicating candidemia had complicated medical or surgical problems; all had a history of multiple antibiotic therapy, and some received corticosteroids. Candidemia was present in four of the six patients; in three patients extraocular sites of Candida infection were noted. The presenting signs of redness and irritation of the eye, which suggested simple conjunctivitis to the internist, appeared 3 to 7 days after candidemia. Ophthalmological examination showed marked iritis in five patients, chorioretinal involvement in two patients, and an iris abscess in one patient. Specimens of the eye for pathological examination were available from four
Meyers BR, Leiberman T, Ferry AP, Hirschman SZ. Candida Endophthalmitis Complicating Candidemia.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-826_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):826.
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