Enterococcus faecalis

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
1 week
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
There were 4 cases of postop endophthalmitis within one week, 3 from Enterococcus faecalis, one from Torulopsis glabrata. Ten of 11 donor rim cultures were positive but only 4 infections resulted. 2 of 4 recipients recovered eyesight. Cultures were positive with the same organism in the donor tissue and the recipient infection.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Level 4 Certain. Same unusual microbe found in recipient infection and donor rim.
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
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