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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Endogenous Serratia marcescens endophthalmitis associated with Port-a-Cath in an oncology patient: A case report and review of the literature


Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Hsi-Kung Kuo
Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Number 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niao-Sung District, Kaohsiung City 833
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2012.07.002

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A 47-year-old woman with gum cancer was diagnosed with acute endogenous endophthalmitis. Serratia marcescens was cultured from the vitreous and blood samples. A venous access port for chemotherapy was the only identifiable source of infection. After receiving systemic antibiotics therapy, the patient recovered from the bacteremia but lost her vision as a result of Serratia endophthalmitis.


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