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Article
August 1946

CLOSTRIDIUM WELCHII PANOPHTHALMITIS: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;36(2):226-228. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890210231009
Abstract

CLOSTRIDIUM (Bacillus) welchii panophthalmitis is a rare infection of the eye. The last report in the literature, by Walker,1 mentioned 12 previous cases and presented an adequate review of the literature. The following new case of Cl. welchii panophthalmitis is presented for addition to the literature.

REPORT OF CASE  A soldier aged 28 was injured on Feb. 24, 1945 by the explosion of a wooden mine. Examination at the evacuation hospital revealed multiple superficial lacerations of the face and a penetrating injury of the left eye. His facial wounds were debrided and sutured, and a dressing was applied to his left eye. He was prepared for evacuation to a general hospital for further treatment.

February 26.  —The patient arrived at the general hospital, less than forty-eight hours after the injury. During this period he had received 160,000 units of penicillin intramuscularly and 1 Gm. of sulfadiazine every four hours.

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