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Streptococcus suis type II (group R) as a cause of endophthalmitis.
  1. B F McLendon,
  2. A J Bron and
  3. C J Mitchell


    A case is reported of a patient with bilateral endophthalmitis, meningitis, sensorineural deafness, labyrinthitis, and septicaemia due to Streptococcus suis type II (group R). The organism is known to produce epidemic meningitis, septicaemia, and purulent arthritis in piglets, but human infection is rare, and no other case reports of ocular infection are known. The organism was sensitive to penicillin at a minimum inhibitory concentration of 0.03 mg/1.

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