Canaliculitis due to Gemella Haemolysans and Porphyromonas Asaccarolytica

  • Emine Şen Ulucanlar Eye Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ebru Evren Baskent University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Microbiology
  • Ufuk Elgin Ulucanlar Eye Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Canaliculitis, Gemella haemolysans, Porphyromonas asaccarolytica

Abstract

Objective: 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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Published
2015-10-01