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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-113

Postpartum endogenous Candida endophthalmitis


1 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University; Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Research Chair in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar
Department of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Old Airport Road, P.O. Box 245, Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_284_18

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Postpartum endogenous fungal endophthalmitis in otherwise healthy females is extremely rare disease. We report a case of a 25-year-old female patient referred with a history of decreased vision in her right eye 1 month after uncomplicated vaginal delivery. She presented with multifocal chorioretinal infiltrates. The patient showed persistent inflammation in her right eye then after. Systemic workup was unremarkable apart from a history of vaginal discharge during peripartum period. Vaginal swap confirmed the presence of Candida albicans. Culture of the vitreous sample confirmed the growth of C. albicans. The patient was managed with intravitreal amphotericin B in addition to systemic antifungal treatment followed by pars plana vitrectomy. The patient achieved 20/40 vision with quiet eye after 6 months of follow-up.


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