Endogenous Endophthalmitis and Necrotising Pneumonia Caused by Klebsiella Pneumoniae in a Child With Beta-Thalassaemia Major

Eur J Pediatr. 2001 Jul;160(7):449. doi: 10.1007/s004310100764.

Abstract

A case beta-thalassaemia major complicated with Klebsiella pneumoniae endogenous endophthalmitis is presented to increase physician awareness of the association of the two clinical conditions. Severe morbidity including subretinal abscess and retinal detachment may develop despite aggressive intravenous and intravitreal ceftriaxone therapy, along with vitrectomy and external drainage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Klebsiella Infections / diagnosis
  • Klebsiella Infections / drug therapy
  • Klebsiella Infections / microbiology*
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
  • Mastoiditis / drug therapy
  • Mastoiditis / microbiology*
  • Necrosis
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / pathology
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • beta-Thalassemia / complications*
  • beta-Thalassemia / diagnosis

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents