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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 228

Loss of both eyes from endogenous endophthalmitis in a term neonate with pseudomonas sepsis


1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Nigeria
2 Department of Opththalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Nigeria

Date of Submission17-Jun-2020
Date of Decision23-Jun-2020
Date of Acceptance28-Jun-2020
Date of Web Publication07-Aug-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abubakar Sani Lugga
Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_91_20

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Lugga AS, Ibrahim N, Ibrahim AO, Paret SG. Loss of both eyes from endogenous endophthalmitis in a term neonate with pseudomonas sepsis. J Clin Neonatol 2020;9:228

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Lugga AS, Ibrahim N, Ibrahim AO, Paret SG. Loss of both eyes from endogenous endophthalmitis in a term neonate with pseudomonas sepsis. J Clin Neonatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 25];9:228. Available from: http://www.jcnonweb.com/text.asp?2020/9/3/228/291654



Sir,

We have read with delight the letter you received in response to our article “Loss of both eyes from endogenous endophthalmitis in a term neonate with Pseudomonas sepsis” published in your journal. We appreciate the point raised and acknowledge the fact that we have not considered human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection as a risk factor for devastating ocular infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in this baby, despite previous reports that described its role in such infections.[1] Even though the rapid diagnostic test for HIV was negative in both mother and baby described in our report, we omitted this part because HIV infection is mostly asymptomatic in the neonatal age despite the high burden of mother-to-child transmission in Sub-saharan Africa.[2],[3]

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Lazzeri D, Lazzeri S, Figus M, Nardi M, Pantaloni M, Agostini T. Immunocompromise as major risk factor for necrotising infections of orbital and ocular adnexa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Orbit 2010;29:373-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Krist AH, Crawford-Faucher A. Management of newborns exposed to maternal HIV infection. Am Fam Physician 2002;65:2049-56.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Meleski ME, Damato EG. HIV exposure: neonatal considerations. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2003;32:109-16.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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