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January 1957

Escherichia Coli Panophthalmitis from Pyelonephritis

Author Affiliations

New York
Eye Service, Mount Sinai Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(1):58-64. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050066014

Report of a Case  A 54-year-old Puerto Rican man first entered Mount Sinai Hospital, on May 2, 1956, with a complaint of swelling, pain, and sudden blindness of the left eye of approximately five days' duration.Five days prior to his admission the patient awoke to find his left eye very painful and swollen and without vision. Prior to this episode the vision in this eye had been good. The patient had used eyedrops from his drugstore for his eye condition and on the day of admission was given an injection of penicillin by his local physician, who referred him to the hospital.The past medical history revealed nocturia, difficulty initiating his stream, and a thinning of the stream for the previous five months. In addition, a diagnosis of diabetes had been made four years previously, which required no insulin until approximately two months prior to admission. At the time

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