Candida Auris Tied to Vision Loss in Case Report

Source: Medscape

Infection with Candida auris likely led to panophthalmitis and vision loss in an immune compromised patient, according to a case report published online today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, as reported in Medscape.

Vinayak Shenoy, DO, and colleagues at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, observe that panophthalmitis caused by C auris has only been reported in one prior case. However, C auris has been associated with nosocomial outbreaks and should be considered as an etiologic agent for panophthalmitis or sudden vision loss without trauma, particularly in patients with compromised immunity.

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