| CASE REPORT
|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 45-46
Propionibacterium acnes bacteraemia in a patient of leukemia with central retinal vein occlusion.
C Rama, M Vimala, D Benu, T Radhika, J. Sangita
Dept. of Microbiology, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi 110 029, India
ABSTRACT: Propionibacterium acnes, an anaerobe of low virulence has been associated with serious infections. We report herein a case of bacteraemia with P.acnes in a leukaemic patient presenting with sudden loss of vision due to central retinal vein occlusion. The ophthalmic complications of P.acnes infection in immunocompromised patients should not be overlooked.
Dept. of Microbiology, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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