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September 1962

Endogenous Fungus Endophthalmitis: Caused by Candida Albicans

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.
From the Department of Ophthalmic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;68(3):337-340. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960030341007

The case to be reported here is one of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Candida albicans. As in most other cases, the portal of entry for this fungus is unknown. It is of special interest, however, that the patient had been on systemic corticosteroid and antibiotic treatment for years prior to the ocular fungus infection.

Cogan1 published a review of the cases of endogenous fungus infections of the inner eye reported up to 1942. Eleven cases were included in his review. The causative organisms in these cases were a blastomycete in 3 cases, an actinomycete-like organism in 3 cases, and an aspergillus in 5 cases. Cogan1 added a case of his own with an endogenous endophthalmitis caused by aspergillus. In addition to these 12 cases Wadsworth2 reported the occurrence of an endogenous mucormycosis endophthalmitis in 1951. De Buen, Zimmerman, and Foerster3,4 added to the literature a case

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