Spontaneous Globe Rupture Due to Rapidly Evolving Endogenous Hypermucoid Klebsiella Pneumoniae Endophthalmitis OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING RETINA Wood, E. H., Powers, M. A., Moshfeghi, D. M. 2017; 48 (7): 600–601


In this retrospective report, the authors describe a rare case of spontaneous globe rupture from Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis in a middle-aged man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus. There have been only four previously reported cases of spontaneous globe rupture from endophthalmitis. Out of the now five reported cases, all have been due to endogenous endophthalmitis, four have been due to gram-negative bacteria, and three have been due to K. pneumoniae. K. pneumoniae, especially the hypermucoid variant with a protective polysaccharide capsule, is an emerging pathogen with remarkable virulence. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:600-601.].

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