International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | Argentina | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 4.5 / 10


Panophthalmitis Secondary to Septic Arthritis of the Knee - Case Report

D'Addino Jose | Paredes Julieta [2] | Grosso Cristina [2]


Abstract: Septic arthritis is a rare disease but with a very poor prognosis due to the functional sequelae it entails and possible associated complications, including patient death. Unusually, it may be associated with ocular septic emboli. A 55 - year - old male patient with septic arthritis of the right knee is presented, who, in the context of comorbidities such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension, developed left panophthalmitis. The knee was drained three times and, as a consequence of a septic focus in the eye, evisceration of the left eye was performed. After 8 weeks of hospitalization, he evolved favorably and was discharged.


Keywords: Panophthalmitis, orbital evisceration, arthritis, knee joint (C01.150.252.289.900.675) (E04.540.760) (C05.550.114) (A02.835.583.475)


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 846 - 849


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