A cluster of endophthalmitis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus after cataract surgery

Jia-Horung Hung, Yi Hsun Huang, Tsung Chain Chang, Sung Huei Tseng, Min Hsiu Shih, Jiunn Jong Wu, Fu-Chin Huang

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We report two cases of postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery caused by the same strain of Mycobacterium abscessus confirmed by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction, sequencing of the erythromycin ribosome methyltransferase gene and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The outcomes were poor despite aggressive treatments. This is the first report of nontuberculous mycobacteria as a causative pathogen for a cluster of endophthalmitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-803
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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