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Mycobacterium chelonae canaliculitis associated with SmartPlug use.
Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 May-Jun; 24(3):241-3.OP

Abstract

Mycobacterium chelonae is ubiquitous in the environment but is an uncommon cause of ocular and periocular infections. It is a pathogen that has been gaining increased attention in the ophthalmic literature because of the relatively large number of infections associated with laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and other forms of refractive surgery. The authors present 3 patients who developed canaliculitis culture positive for M. chelonae more than a year after SmartPlug placement. These cases highlight some of the clinical scenarios that may be encountered in those who present with canaliculitis with a history of intracanalicular plug placement. Therapeutic considerations are also suggested.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7040, U.S.A. afowler@med.unc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18520851

Citation

Fowler, Amy M., et al. "Mycobacterium Chelonae Canaliculitis Associated With SmartPlug Use." Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 24, no. 3, 2008, pp. 241-3.
Fowler AM, Dutton JJ, Fowler WC, et al. Mycobacterium chelonae canaliculitis associated with SmartPlug use. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;24(3):241-3.
Fowler, A. M., Dutton, J. J., Fowler, W. C., & Gilligan, P. (2008). Mycobacterium chelonae canaliculitis associated with SmartPlug use. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 24(3), 241-3. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181724302
Fowler AM, et al. Mycobacterium Chelonae Canaliculitis Associated With SmartPlug Use. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 May-Jun;24(3):241-3. PubMed PMID: 18520851.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mycobacterium chelonae canaliculitis associated with SmartPlug use. AU - Fowler,Amy M, AU - Dutton,Jonathan J, AU - Fowler,W Craig, AU - Gilligan,Peter, PY - 2008/6/4/pubmed PY - 2008/6/20/medline PY - 2008/6/4/entrez SP - 241 EP - 3 JF - Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery JO - Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg VL - 24 IS - 3 N2 - Mycobacterium chelonae is ubiquitous in the environment but is an uncommon cause of ocular and periocular infections. It is a pathogen that has been gaining increased attention in the ophthalmic literature because of the relatively large number of infections associated with laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and other forms of refractive surgery. The authors present 3 patients who developed canaliculitis culture positive for M. chelonae more than a year after SmartPlug placement. These cases highlight some of the clinical scenarios that may be encountered in those who present with canaliculitis with a history of intracanalicular plug placement. Therapeutic considerations are also suggested. SN - 0740-9303 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18520851/Mycobacterium_chelonae_canaliculitis_associated_with_SmartPlug_use_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181724302 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -