Ophthalmologic Manifestations of Escherichia Coli Differential Diagnoses

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