alexa Endophthalmitis associated with intravenous drug use.


Journal of Vasculitis

Author(s): Keyashian K, Malani PN

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Abstract Infectious complications related to i.v. drug use represent an important source of morbidity and mortality among this population. We report an informative case of endogenous endophthalmitis related to injection of cocaine mixed with lemon juice. Clinicians should remember that any visual change among patients using injection drugs warrants aggressive workup, including empiric antifungal therapy. Once the disease is identified, early vitrectomy should be considered. This article was published in South Med J and referenced in Journal of Vasculitis

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