Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research

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: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104--106

Disseminated nocardiosis in an immunocompetent adult with retinal abscess and endocardial mass


Chellappan Prasannakumary, Valiyaveettil Babitha, Kuzhippalli Valluon Raju, Hanumappa Swetha 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Chellappan Prasannakumary
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
India

Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection reported among immunocompromised subjects. Endophthalmitis secondary to hematogenous spread is a well-known sequel in such cases. In healthy individuals, ocular manifestations are limited to surface infections like keratitis. We report a case of endogenous endophthalmitis due to dissemination from cutaneous nocardiosis in a healthy adult who also had evidence of the right atrial nocardial mass.


How to cite this article:
Prasannakumary C, Babitha V, Raju KV, Swetha H. Disseminated nocardiosis in an immunocompetent adult with retinal abscess and endocardial mass.J Clin Ophthalmol Res 2017;5:104-106


How to cite this URL:
Prasannakumary C, Babitha V, Raju KV, Swetha H. Disseminated nocardiosis in an immunocompetent adult with retinal abscess and endocardial mass. J Clin Ophthalmol Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];5:104-106
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