A 68-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital with right eye pain, a sudden worsening of his eyesight, and a fever. He was diagnosed with endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis due to infectious endocarditis (IE) of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) on the day of admission. He recovered systemically, but his right eye became phthisical only with the administration of antibiotics. We conducted a review of the reported cases of IE caused by GBS complicated with endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis. IE should be considered when an undetermined etiology of endogenous endophthalmitis is encountered. The prompt diagnosis and treatment of IE will improve patients’ outcomes.
- Group B streptococcus
- Infectious endocarditis