Title

Case report: A polymicrobial vision-threatening eye infection associated with polysubstance abuse

Department

Infectious Diseases

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Abstract

We report a patient with risk factors for both microbial keratitis and endophthalmitis, which were initially challenging to distinguish. Cultures of corneal scrapings yielded several organisms, including an uncultivable Gram-negative rod, eventually identified as Kingella negevensis. Kingella negevensis is so named because most strains have been isolated in the Negev, a desert region of southern Israel. The epidemiology of K. negevensis remains incompletely understood. We found no other reports in the literature of this organism causing microbial keratitis.

First Page

672

Last Page

674

DOI

10.4269/ajtmh.20-0202

Publication Date

8-1-2020

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