Pasteurella canis Isolation following Penetrating Eye Injury: A Case Report

  • Rashid N
  • Zam Z
  • MdNoor S
  • et al.
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A 3-year-old boy presented with history of trauma to the left eye after he accidentally injured his eye with a broom stick made up from coconut skewers. There was history of cats as their pets but not dogs. Ocular examination revealed left superonasal conjunctival laceration and scleral perforation with prolapsed vitreous. Fundus examination showed minimal vitreous haemorrhage and flat retina. Conjunctiva swab at the wound site was sent for gram staining, culture, and sensitivity. He underwent scleral suturing, vitreous tap, and intravitreal injection of Ceftazidime and Amikacin. Vitreous tap was sent for gram stained, culture and sensitivity. Postoperatively, he was started empirically on IV Ciprofloxacin 160 mg BD, Guttae Ciprofloxacin, and Guttae Ceftazidime. Conjunctiva swab grew Pasteurella canis which was sensitive to all Beta lactams, Ciprofloxacin, Chloramphenicol, and Aminoglycoside. Post-operative was uneventful, absent signs of endophthalmitis or orbital cellulitis.




Rashid, N.-K., Zam, Z., MdNoor, S.-S., Siti-Raihan, I., & Azhany, Y. (2012). Pasteurella canis Isolation following Penetrating Eye Injury: A Case Report . Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine, 2012, 1–3.

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