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Bilateral endogenous Escherichia coli endophthalmitis: a devastating complication in an insulin-dependent diabetic.
  1. R. S. Walmsley,
  2. D. B. David,
  3. R. N. Allan,
  4. G. R. Kirkby
  1. Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.


    We report a case of bilateral endogenous Escherichia coli endophthalmitis in an insulin-dependent diabetic. This condition appears to occur almost exclusively in diabetics, and is invariably related to a urinary tract infection. Treatment of any infection in diabetics should be aggressive, and any deterioration in vision should be addressed promptly.

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