• Listeria monocytogenes and a staphylococcus organism caused a catastrophic endophthalmitis in a patient despite appropriate local and systemic antimicrobial chemotherapy. Although L monocytogenes is widespread in nature and has produced a variety of clinical illnesses, It has only once previously been reported to cause endophthalmitis. If appropriate microbiologic techniques are not employed, the organism may go unrecognized as an ocular pathogen.
(Arch Ophthalmol 95:1004-1005, 1977)
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