Canaliculitis due to Gemella Haemolysans and Porphyromonas Asaccarolytica
AbstractObjective: We reported a canaliculitis case due to Gemella haemolysans and Porphyromonas asaccarolytica.
Methods: After the diagnosis of canaliculitis, the unusual finding of yellowish-greenish material supplied from canalicular curettage and canaliculotomy was sent to microbiology laboratory for the presence of aerobic, anaerobic bacteria and fungi. Systemic and topical antimicrobial treatment was administered.
Results: Bacteriological stains revealed polymorphonuclear leukocytes and gram-positive cocci. Facultative anaerobe Gemella haemolysans and anaerobe Porphyromonas asaccarolytica were identified according to bacteriological cultures. Routine cultures were negative for fungi. Recurrence was not observed at two years follow-up.
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of canaliculitis due to both Gemella haemolysans and Porphyromonas asaccarolytica and is also remarkable ocular infection case occurred after any surgery and/or trauma.
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