Two rare cases of Acremonium acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in a tertiary care hospital

Adriana Calderaro, Federica Motta, Sandra Larini, Chiara Gorrini, Monica Martinelli, Giovanni Piscopo, Magda Benecchi, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina Medici, Flora De Conto, Sara Montecchini, Alberto Neri, Patrizia Scaroni, Stefano Gandolfi, Carlo Chezzi

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Abstract

This report describes two cases of Acremonium sp. endophthalmitis, occurring in two patients who underwent cataract surgery on the same day in the same operating room of our hospital ophthalmology clinic. Diagnosis of fungal en-dophthalmitis was established by the repeated isolation of the same fungal agent from vitreous washing, acqueous fluid and intraocular lens samples and by its identification on the basis of morphological and molecular features. The cases reported in this study emphasize the need for clinical microbiology laboratories to be prepared to face the diagnosis of uncommon infectious diseases such as exogenous fungal endophthalmitis by Acremonium, and to enhance the awareness of surgeons and clinicians of this occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-431
Number of pages5
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume36
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Acremonium sp.
  • Cataract surgery
  • Endophthalmitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Calderaro, A., Motta, F., Larini, S., Gorrini, C., Martinelli, M., Piscopo, G., Benecchi, M., Arcangeletti, M. C., Medici, M. C., De Conto, F., Montecchini, S., Neri, A., Scaroni, P., Gandolfi, S., & Chezzi, C. (2013). Two rare cases of Acremonium acute endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in a tertiary care hospital. New Microbiologica, 36(4), 427-431.