CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS PANOPHTHALMITIS AFTER INTRAVITREAL ANTI–VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR INJECTION

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Abstract

Purpose:

This report describes a fulminant infection with Clostridium perfringens after an intravitreal anti–vascular endothelial growth factor injection.

Methods:

This is a retrospective case review.

Results:

Our patient's rapid infection eventually led to enucleation, despite broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.

Conclusion:

Reporting rare causes and common clinical findings of C. perfringens ocular infection may lead to earlier detection and intervention.

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