A case of a patient with bilateral endophthalmitis and vertebral
infection is presented here. The case presented with fever, general malaise,
reduced vision and back pain for at least two weeks. Diagnosis was established
by positive blood cultures together with ophthalmology review and radiological
findings. Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis was isolated from blood cultures.
This case demonstrates the risks for older patients of developing invasive
disease upon exposure to Streptococcus dysgalactiae, even if underlying
diseases are absent.
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Takakura, K. , Kajihara, M. , Fukushima, R. , Arihiro, S. , Koido, S. and Tajiri, H. (2014) Combined Onset of Bilateral Endophthalmitis and Spondylodiscitis as Manifestations of Streptococcus dysgalactiae
Infection in an Elderly Woman. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
, 216-219. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.34050
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