Chorioretinal nocardiosis

Horvath, Christina E.; Brinkmann, Christian K.; Ozdoba, Christoph; Leib, Stephen; Wolf, Sebastian; Wolf-Schnurrbusch, Ute E.K. (2009). Chorioretinal nocardiosis. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, 3(3), pp. 263-265. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/ICB.0b013e31817376eb

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PURPOSE: Description of ocular involvement in a case of disseminated nocardiosis. METHODS: Case report of an immunosuppressed patient displaying a unilateral extramacular choroidal lesion presumed to be due to nocardia species. The patient received sulfonamide treatment for a culture-proven generalized nocardia infection. RESULTS: During follow-up, demarcation, resolution, and secondary development of macular pucker with vitreoretinal traction and macular edema was observed. Visual acuity of the affected eye recovered from initially 20/100 to 20/32 at the end of follow-up. CONCLUSION: Early and appropriate treatment of ocular endogenous nocardiosis can result in a favorable outcome.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Leib, Stephen

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1935-1089

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephen Leib

Date Deposited:

13 Jul 2016 15:18

Last Modified:

13 Jul 2016 15:18

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/ICB.0b013e31817376eb

PubMed ID:

25389580

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.78892

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/78892

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