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Post phacoemulsification wound infection by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica: a rare acid-fast organism
  1. Rimpi Rana1,
  2. Ranjana Rohilla2,
  3. Mohit Bhatia2 and
  4. Neeti Gupta1
  1. 1Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  2. 2Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohit Bhatia; docmb1984{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Tunnel infection is one of the most dreaded infections, post phacoemulsification. Most cases reported till now are caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria or fungi and very few cases by the acid-fast organisms. Ocular infections by Nocardia usually have poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of tunnel infection, its management and microbiological identification of cause behind it, that is, Nocardia cyriacigeorgica a rare acid-fast microorganism.

  • eye
  • anterior chamber
  • medical management

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  • Contributors RiR: conception and design of the study, data acquisition and interpretation, data analysis, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript. RaR: conception and design of thestudy, data interpretation, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript. MB: conception of study, data interpretation, drafting and critical revision of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript, guarantor of the study. NG: data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, drafting of the manuscript, approval of the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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