Iranian Journal of Microbiology 2016. 8(1):70-72.

A severe Morganella morganii endophthalmitis; followed by bacteremia
Tayfur Demiray, Ozlem Akkaya Aydemir, Mehmet Koroglu, Ahmet Ozbek, Mustafa Altindis


Morganella morganii is rarely isolated from nosocomial infections. However, postoperative infections due to Morganella spp. were documented in literature and eye involvements of the infections usually result in severe sequels.  We present a severe case infection, which was caused by M. morganii subsp. morganii, firstly appearing as conjunctivitis and complicated by bacteremia. The infectious agent isolated from both conjunctival and consecutive blood cultures. Identification and anti- microbial susceptibility tests were performed with the Vitek 2® automated system. The isolate was resistant to cephalosporins and carbapenems and it had ability to produce extended spectrum beta-lactamases. Patient was successfully treated with intravenous ciprofloxacin according to susceptibility test results. This is the first report of M. morganii infection detected as a local infection then complicated by bacteremia.


Morganella morganii; Conjunctivitis; Bacteremia; Ciprofloxacin

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