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Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis.
Cornea 2016; 35(5):679-82C

Abstract

PURPOSE

To present the first reported cases of keratitis caused by Rhizobium radiobacter.

METHODS

A retrospective review of an observational case series from 2 institutions.

RESULTS

There were 4 cases of microbiologically proven R. radiobacter. Three of these patients were contact lens wearers. The patient in case 4 defaulted from follow-up after receipt of the culture result. Keratitis in the other cases resolved with variable clinical courses once culture-directed therapy was instituted.

CONCLUSIONS

R. radiobacter is a member of the genus Rhizobium. It is a gram-negative bacillus and was previously identified as an opportunistic pathogen in nonophthalmic infections and in a few cases of endophthalmitis. To our knowledge, we have described the clinical presentation, management, and treatment outcomes of the first reported cases of keratitis caused by R. radiobacter.

Authors+Show Affiliations

*Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados;†Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL;‡Department of Ophthalmology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL;§University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; and‖Ocular Microbiology Laboratory, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26938327

Citation

Barker, Nigel H., et al. "Rhizobium Radiobacter: a Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis." Cornea, vol. 35, no. 5, 2016, pp. 679-82.
Barker NH, Thompson JM, Mullen MG, et al. Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. Cornea. 2016;35(5):679-82.
Barker, N. H., Thompson, J. M., Mullen, M. G., Weekes, M. A., Nguyen, L. N., Haynes, C. K., & Miller, D. (2016). Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. Cornea, 35(5), pp. 679-82. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000000780.
Barker NH, et al. Rhizobium Radiobacter: a Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. Cornea. 2016;35(5):679-82. PubMed PMID: 26938327.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rhizobium radiobacter: A Recently Recognized Cause of Bacterial Keratitis. AU - Barker,Nigel H, AU - Thompson,Jordan M, AU - Mullen,Martin G, AU - Weekes,Melissa A, AU - Nguyen,Linda N, AU - Haynes,Crystal K M, AU - Miller,Darlene, PY - 2016/3/4/entrez PY - 2016/3/5/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline SP - 679 EP - 82 JF - Cornea JO - Cornea VL - 35 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSE: To present the first reported cases of keratitis caused by Rhizobium radiobacter. METHODS: A retrospective review of an observational case series from 2 institutions. RESULTS: There were 4 cases of microbiologically proven R. radiobacter. Three of these patients were contact lens wearers. The patient in case 4 defaulted from follow-up after receipt of the culture result. Keratitis in the other cases resolved with variable clinical courses once culture-directed therapy was instituted. CONCLUSIONS: R. radiobacter is a member of the genus Rhizobium. It is a gram-negative bacillus and was previously identified as an opportunistic pathogen in nonophthalmic infections and in a few cases of endophthalmitis. To our knowledge, we have described the clinical presentation, management, and treatment outcomes of the first reported cases of keratitis caused by R. radiobacter. SN - 1536-4798 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26938327/Rhizobium_radiobacter:_A_Recently_Recognized_Cause_of_Bacterial_Keratitis_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000780 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -