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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 326957, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/326957
Case Report

Scleritis Caused by In Vitro Linezolid-Resistant Nocardia asteroides

1College of Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610-0284, USA
2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610-0284, USA

Received 29 August 2014; Accepted 11 October 2014; Published 27 October 2014

Academic Editor: Hiroshi Eguchi

Copyright © 2014 Andres Gonzalez 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.

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