Case report: A polymicrobial vision-threatening eye infection associated with polysubstance abuse
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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.
Pendela, Venkata Satish; Kudaravalli, Pujitha; Chhabria, Mamta; and Lesho, Emil, "Case report: A polymicrobial vision-threatening eye infection associated with polysubstance abuse" (2020). Rochester Regional Health authored publications and proceedings. 53.