Pseudomonas pseudomallel in an Anophthalmic Orbit

Julian J. Nussbaum, David S. Hull, Mary Carter

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A 21-year-old man sustained multiple facial fractures and skin lacerations during an automobile accident, with resultant necrosis of the left upper eyelid and exposure of the cornea. Bacterial and secondary fungal corneal ulceration and perforation occurred, leading to enucleation. Cultures from the noninfected anophthalmic orbit approximately eight weeks after enucleation yielded Pseudomonas pseudomallei. This is the second isolate of this organism in the United States and the first apparent association with the ocular adnexa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1225
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology


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