Case Report: Ocular infection from Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in a sero-positive HIV patient from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

Thokozani Zungu

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi

Shaffi Mdala

Chatonda Manda

Petros Kayange

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, bacteraemia, chorioretinitis, endophthalmitis, HIV, vitritis


Ocular involvement in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia occurs with metastatic infection and has been identified as an independent risk factor for mortality. It manifests as either endophthalmitis or chorioretinitis and often leads to visual loss, particularly with delayed diagnosis. We present a case report of endogenous endophthalmitis and chorioretinitis in the background of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteraemia in a 23-year-old HIV-positive woman.

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eISSN: 1995-7262
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