Bilateral Intraocular Nocardia asteroides Infection

Neal A. Sher*, Charlotte W. Hill, David E. Eifrig

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A 38-year-old man with hypogammaglobulinemia and pulmonary Nocardia asteroides infection developed an intraocular Nocardia infection. The diagnosis was confirmed by examination of a specimen removed at pars plana vitrectomy. The chorioretinal infection in one eye resolved partially, with no organisms visible on histopathologic examination of the globe at autopsy. One month before the patient's death from disseminated nocardial infection, the previously uninvolved right eye developed a new metastatic nocardial chorioretinal lesion. This lesion rapidly progressed in size until the patient's death and showed on postmortem examination the presence of organisms characteristic of N asteroides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1415-1418
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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