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February 1980

Endophthalmitis Complicating Haemophilus influenzae Type B Meningitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine (Dr Taylor) and the Department of Ophthalmology, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City (Drs Cibis and Hamtil).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(2):324-326. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030320017

• In two children, pyogenic endophthalmitis developed simultaneously with Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis. The eye of one of the patients recovered fully; the eye of the other became phthisical and was enucleated. Culturable or pathologically identifiable organisms were not found in either eye; nevertheless, it is suggested that these cases represented metastatic H influenzae type b endophthalmitis from a primary site of infection in the meninges.

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