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Article
July 1996

Metastatic Choroidal Abscess in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(7):880-881. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140094020
Abstract

Metastatic bacterial endophthalmitis is an uncommon disorder. Most reported cases occurred prior to the advent of antibiotics, although isolated cases are still seen in susceptible patients. Risk factors for metastatic bacterial endophthalmitis include intravenous drug abuse, diabetes mellitus, recent trauma or surgery, malignancy, cardiac abnormalities, and corticosteroid treatment.1 We describe a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in whom metastatic choroidal abscess associ

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