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Meningococcal Sepsis With Endophthalmitis

Wilbert Mason, MD; Susan Igdaloff, MD; Roger Friedman, MD; Harry T. Wright Jr, MD, MPH
Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(11):1151-1152. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130110059010.
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• Endophthalmitis is a rare complication of meningococcemia. A child had endophthalmitis as the initially occurring complaint. Although both eyes appeared inflamed, the pupil in the right eye was fixed and dilated, the fundus could not be seen, and a hypopyon was seen in the right anterior chamber. There was gradual improvement when the child received antibiotic therapy. Since the introduction of antimicrobial drugs, endophthalmitis has rarely been observed as a complication of meningococcal disease. However, this report is evidence that meningococcemia may occur with unusual sites of local infection.

(Am J Dis Child 133:1151-1152, 1979)


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