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A lack of ongoing diabetes is an important factor in preserving eyes from late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess.

Authors
  • Sheu, Shwu-Jiuan1, 2
  • Chen, Yao-Shen3
  • Lin, Huey-Shyan4
  • Chen, Shih-Lin1
  • Tsai, Pei-Jan1
  • 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 3 Department of Infection, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 4 School of Nursing, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Taiwan journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
23–27
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2014.10.007
PMID: 29018660
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify the possible factors for preserving the eyes after late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) liver abscess. A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients admitted with KP liver abscess from January 1991 to June 2012. Six hundred and ninety-three patients with KP liver abscess were recorded, in which endophthalmitis was identified in 53 cases (65 eyes, 8.29%). Diabetes was significantly associated with the development of endophthalmitis (p = 0.014). Eleven eyes received their last ocular treatment ≥10 days and final vision ≥ counting fingers, and were defined as benign type KP endophthalmitis. The absence of diabetes was the only consistent candidate factor for benign type KP endophthalmitis. A lack of ongoing diabetes is an important factor in preserving eyes with late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis second to KP liver abscess.

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