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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 198637, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/198637
Case Report

Complication of Salmonella Bacteremia in a Case of Treated Fungal Endophthalmitis

1Department of Microbiology, L&T Microbiology Research Centre, Sankara Nethralaya, New 41 (Old No. 18) College Road, Chennai 600 006, India
2Vitreo-Retinal Department, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Received 29 November 2011; Accepted 17 January 2012

Academic Editor: A. A. Bialasiewicz

Copyright © 2012 J. Malathi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This is to report a case of bacteremia caused by Salmonella typhi in a treated unilateral fungal endogenous endophthalmitis in an 18-year-old male from one of the South Asian countries. Microbiological and molecular investigations were carried out on the eviscerated material and routine blood culture was carried out. Direct examination of eviscerated material revealed the presence of fungal filaments. However, Salmonella typhi was isolated from both specimens, which was confirmed by Polymerase chain reaction targeting the 16SrRNA gene, sequencing, and random amplification of polymorphic DNA showed that they belonged to the same clone. The presence of Salmonella bacteremia in a treated unilateral fungal endophthalmitis, among young adult patients is rare and systemic symptoms should be investigated.