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Endophthalmitis following penetrating keratoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6402749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To determine the incidence of infectious endophthalmitis in the early postoperative period following penetrating keratoplasty, and the type and origin of the causative organisms, all cases of penetrating keratoplasty performed at the Emory University affiliated hospitals between January 1977 and March 1982 were reviewed. Four (0.2%) of the 1,876 cases developed infectious endophthalmitis. In all four, evidence of infection developed within 72 hours, and in three the donor rim culture grew the same organism as was obtained from the anterior chamber or vitreous. The causative organisms were Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, group D Streptococcus-enterococcus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Eyes with positive donor rim cultures had a 22-fold increased incidence of endophthalmitis.
Authors:
A S Leveille; F D McMullan; H D Cavanagh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Corneal Diseases / surgery
Corneal Transplantation*
Edema / surgery
Endophthalmitis / etiology*
Enterococcus faecalis
Female
Humans
Pseudomonas Infections / etiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology*
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcal Infections / etiology*
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
EY01920/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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