Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Escherichia Coli Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Donny W Suh, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
Updated: Feb 05, 2016

Diagnostic Considerations

With anterior segment involvement, consider the following:

  • Bacterial corneal ulcer
  • Fungal corneal ulcer (eg, following trauma)
  • Acanthamoeba corneal ulcer
  • Viral corneal ulcer (eg, herpes simplex, herpes zoster)
  • Atypical mycobacteria corneal ulcer
  • Sterile ulcer (collagen vascular disease)
  • Staphylococcal hypersensitivity

With posterior segment involvement, consider the following:

  • Retinochoroidal fungal endophthalmitis
  • Retinochoroidal infection (eg, toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis)
  • Noninfectious posterior uveitis (eg, sarcoidosis, pars planitis)
  • Neoplastic conditions

Differential Diagnoses

Contributor Information and Disclosures

Donny W Suh, MD, FAAP Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Children's Hospital and Medical Center; Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Donny W Suh, MD, FAAP is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, National Eye Care Project

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

J James Rowsey, MD Former Director of Corneal Services, St Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute

J James Rowsey, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Association, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association, Sigma Xi, Southern Medical Association, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Kilbourn Gordon, III, MD, FACEP Urgent Care Physician

Kilbourn Gordon, III, MD, FACEP is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Wilderness Medical Society

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