Endocarditis can manifest in a multitude of ways, with septic emboli affecting organs throughout the body. We describe a case in which a patient presented with acute decrease in visual capacity of the right eye and hypopion visible upon examination as the initial presentation of his then diagnosed endocarditis. Blood cultures grew both Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas putrida. This is to our knowledge the first case report in which endocarditis was caused by two infective agents and that presented with hypopion as its initial manifestation.
Niemann, Peter J. MD and Habermann, Ralf MD
"Hypopion as Initial Manifestation of Endocarditis,"
Tennessee Medicine E-Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://ejournal.tnmed.org/home/vol3/iss2/7