Postpartum endogenous Candida endophthalmitis

Chia Chen Tsai, Shih Jen Chen, Yu Mei Chung, Kwok Woon Yu, Wen-Ming Hsu

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Abstract

Candida albicans is the most common pathogen causing intraocular fungal infection. Postpartum endogenous Candida endophthalmitis, however, is extremely rare. We report the case of a 33-year-old postpartum woman who presented with a 5-day history of decreased vision and had a positive blood culture for C. albicans. Fundus examination showed vitreous haze and multiple pre-retinal whitish lesions with indistinct borders. Systemic investigations revealed acute renal failure and cardiomegaly. After treatment with intravenous antifungal therapy, vitrectomy, and intravitreal injection of antimycotics, systemic and intraocular infections were eradicated successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume101
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antimycotics
  • Candidemia
  • Endogenous endophthalmis
  • Postpartum
  • Vitrectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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