Burkholderia cepacia endophthalmitis, in a penicillin allergic patient, following a ranibizumab injection

Norman Saffra, Emily Moriarty

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Abstract

Burkholderia cepacia, a Gram-negative bacterium commonly found in water and soil, is a rare cause of endophthalmitis. The authors report a case of a penicillin-allergic patient who presented 15 days after an uneventful injection of ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration with culture-positive B cepacia endophthalmitis. Initial antibiotic therapy using non-penicillin-based medications was not successful in eradicating the bacteria. Subsequent treatment with a third-generation cephalosporin resulted in complete resolution of the infection. B cepacia should be included among the bacterial species that may cause endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202075
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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