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Bacteria commonly isolated from keratitis specimens retain antibiotic susceptibility to fluoroquinolones and gentamicin plus cephalothin.

Authors
  • Ly, Cameron N
  • Pham, Jeanette N
  • Badenoch, Paul R
  • Bell, Sydney M
  • Hawkins, Glenn
  • Rafferty, Dianne L
  • McClellan, Kathleen A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical & experimental ophthalmology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
44–50
Identifiers
PMID: 16451258
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most microorganisms isolated from patients with bacterial keratitis showed susceptibility to ciprofloxacin and aminoglycosides. Cephalothin plus aminoglycoside constituted an effective initial broad-spectrum antibiotic combination. The success rate of topical antibiotic treatment of corneal abscess is 89%. Predictors of failure include older age group, medium or large ulcer, culture-negative keratitis, hypopyon and poor visual acuity.

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