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Endophthalmitis caused by Kocuria kristinae: A Case Report

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M. Alles ,

Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, LK
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D. Wariyapola,

Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, LK
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K. Salvin,

Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, LK
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K. Jayatilleke

Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Kocuria kristinae is part of the microbiota of humans but can also act as an opportunistic pathogen causing invasive infection. Here we report a case of endophthalmitis in a previously healthy adult male presumably resulting from iatrogenic infection due to intra-vitreal administration of drugs for the management of macular oedema. Following trans pars plana vitrectomy, an aseptically obtained specimen of vitreous humor was processed for bacterial culture. A pure growth of K. kristinae was isolated which was identified via VITEK 2. The patient was treated with intra-vitreal vancomycin with subsequent improvement of his condition.

How to Cite: Alles, M., Wariyapola, D., Salvin, K. and Jayatilleke, K., 2020. Endophthalmitis caused by Kocuria kristinae: A Case Report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 10(2), pp.146–149. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v10i2.8281
Published on 29 Oct 2020.
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