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Title: Late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa scleritis following pterygium excision
Other Titles: การอักเสบของผนังตาขาวโดยเชื้อ Pseudomonas aeruginosa ภายหลังการผ่าตัด ต้อเนื้อเป็นระยะเวลานาน
Authors: Somsanguan Ausayakhun
Chulaluck Tangmonkongvoragul
Napaporn Tananuvat
Muanploy Niparugs
Sumet Supalaset
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
Abstract: Objective To report on two cases of late-onset intrascleral dissemination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa scleritis following pterygium excision. Methods Case reports. Results Two women, one 67 years old, the second 74 years old, were referred to Chiang Mai University Hospital for treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa scleritis 5 years after pterygium excision. In both cases, after admission appropriate antibiotics were extensively administered, both topically and systematically. That therapy was combined with surgical debridement in the second case. After being admitted for 20 and 48 days, the patients’ best corrected visual acuity were 6/6-2, and 6/18+2, respectively. Conclusion Regular follow-up and early diagnosis combined with prompt and intensive treatment may save vision in cases Pseudomonas aeruginosa scleritis following pterygium excision.
Description: Chiang Mai Medical Journal (Formerly Chiang Mai Medical Bulletin) is an official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. It accepts original papers on clinical and experimental research that are pertinent in the biomedical sciences. The Journal is published 4 issues/year (i.e., Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec).
ISSN: 0125-5983
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