Endogenous endophthalmitis in nocardia infection #FirstOfIts
The following case has been reported in the journal Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina.

A 59-year-old woman with a past medical history of radiation and chemotherapy for multiple malignancies presented with bilateral, multifocal, elevated chorioretinal lesions associated with vitritis. The differential diagnosis included endogenous endophthalmitis and metastatic disease.

Her extensive medical history and ill appearance at presentation in concert with vitritis and subretinal lesions was concerning for endogenous endophthalmitis. Although her vitreous sample was negative, her blood cultures were positive for Nocardia kropenstedtii and Nocardia farcinica.

She was started on broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage but had brain lesions on presentation and ultimately passed away. This is the first reported case of Nocardia endophthalmitis in the setting of systemic N. kroppenstedtii infection.

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