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Late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision.
Cornea. 2011 Jun; 30(6):712-5.C

Abstract

PURPOSE

To report a case of pterygium excision-related infectious scleritis with late-onset intrascleral dissemination.

METHODS

Case report.

RESULTS

A 72-year-old female patient was referred for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after undergoing pterygium excision 18 years earlier. Surgical debridement and a tectonic corneal patch graft, along with conjunctival flap, were performed to repair the scleral defect after treatment with fortified topical and systemic antibiotics. However, intrascleral dissemination of scleritis occurred 5 months after the initial episode.

CONCLUSIONS

Intrascleral dissemination of S. maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision might be delayed because of limited invasiveness and inherent resistance to several antibiotics. Long-term follow-up may be needed to protect against the possibility of late-onset intrascleral dissemination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Kweishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan. hclinn@adm.cgmh.org.twNo affiliation info availableNo 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

21173698

Citation

Lin, Hsin-Chiung, et al. "Late-onset Intrascleral Dissemination of Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Scleritis After Pterygium Excision." Cornea, vol. 30, no. 6, 2011, pp. 712-5.
Lin HC, Ma DH, Chen YF, et al. Late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision. Cornea. 2011;30(6):712-5.
Lin, H. C., Ma, D. H., Chen, Y. F., Yeh, L. K., & Hsiao, C. H. (2011). Late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision. Cornea, 30(6), 712-5. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0b013e31820007ed
Lin HC, et al. Late-onset Intrascleral Dissemination of Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Scleritis After Pterygium Excision. Cornea. 2011;30(6):712-5. PubMed PMID: 21173698.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision. AU - Lin,Hsin-Chiung, AU - Ma,David Hui-Kang, AU - Chen,Young-Fen, AU - Yeh,Lung-Kun, AU - Hsiao,Ching-Hsi, PY - 2010/12/22/entrez PY - 2010/12/22/pubmed PY - 2011/7/16/medline SP - 712 EP - 5 JF - Cornea JO - Cornea VL - 30 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE: To report a case of pterygium excision-related infectious scleritis with late-onset intrascleral dissemination. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 72-year-old female patient was referred for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia scleritis after undergoing pterygium excision 18 years earlier. Surgical debridement and a tectonic corneal patch graft, along with conjunctival flap, were performed to repair the scleral defect after treatment with fortified topical and systemic antibiotics. However, intrascleral dissemination of scleritis occurred 5 months after the initial episode. CONCLUSIONS: Intrascleral dissemination of S. maltophilia scleritis after pterygium excision might be delayed because of limited invasiveness and inherent resistance to several antibiotics. Long-term follow-up may be needed to protect against the possibility of late-onset intrascleral dissemination. SN - 1536-4798 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21173698/Late_onset_intrascleral_dissemination_of_Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia_scleritis_after_pterygium_excision_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0b013e31820007ed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -