Infection of a porous polyethylene orbital implant with Capnocytophaga

Matthew Wilson, John L. Wobig, Roger A. Dailey

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Abstract

A 68-year-old woman experienced an infection of a porous polyethylene orbital implant caused by Capnocytophaga after a dental procedure. The infection was unresponsive to both topical and oral antibiotics and required removal of the porous polyethylene orbital implant. Capnocytophaga is a capnophilic, gram-negative bacillus. Capnocytophaga is a normal commensal of the mouth and is responsible for both gingivitis and periodontal disease. Capnocytophaga is a rare cause of ocular infections. This is the first reported patient with an infection of a porous polyethylene orbital implant caused by Capnocytophaga. The authors believe infected integrated orbital implants must be removed because neither topical or systemic therapy provide effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-402
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Orbital Implants
Capnocytophaga
Polyethylene
Infection
Eye Infections
Gingivitis
Periodontal Diseases
Bacillus
Mouth
Tooth
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Infection of a porous polyethylene orbital implant with Capnocytophaga. / Wilson, Matthew; Wobig, John L.; Dailey, Roger A.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.01.1998, p. 398-402.

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