Journal of Clinical Neonatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152--155

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


Abubakar Sani Lugga1, Nuraddeen Ibrahim1, Amina Oiza Ibrahim1, Sule Garba Paret2 
1 Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Nigeria
2 Department of Opththalmology, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abubakar Sani Lugga
Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina
Nigeria

Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis is associated with high morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. It is the most common cause of endogenous endophthalmitis which is a rare ophthalmic emergency that can result in complete blindness. Diagnosis can be a challenge in the neonate, hence the need for early ophthalmic consultation in babies presenting with fever, eye swelling, and discharge. Early diagnosis and prompt appropriate treatment are very important to prevent death and disability. This case report demonstrates the rapid progression of endogenous endophthalmitis due to Pseudomonas sepsis, which resulted in the loss of both eyes within a few days of onset.


How to cite this article:
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;9:152-155


How to cite this URL:
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 Nov 29 ];9:152-155
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