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Corneal Endotheliitis Associated with a Methicillin Resistant Pyogenic Liver Abscess

Corneal Endotheliitis Associated with a Methicillin Resistant Pyogenic Liver Abscess

Christopher Schiefer1 , Samuel Asanad1 *, Benjamin Rubin2 , Wuqaas M Munir1 and Osamah J Saeedi1

Journal Title:Journal of Clinical And Experimental Immunology
Abstract


Endotheliitis is the inflammation of the corneal endothelium resulting in edema and subsequent loss of vision. Bacterial causes of corneal inflammation primarily of the epithelium with subsequent, secondary involvement of the endothelium have previously been described. Notably, however, there are no reports of isolated endotheliitis related to a bacterial pathogen. We report, for the first time, a case of corneal endotheliitis associated with a pyogenic liver abscess caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Treatment targeting the underlying source of infection led to visual recovery in our patient.