Gentamicin-resistant Pseudomonas endophthalmitis after penetrating keratoplasty.

TitleGentamicin-resistant Pseudomonas endophthalmitis after penetrating keratoplasty.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsInsler MS, Cavanagh HD, Wilson LA
Date PublishedMar
ISSN0007-1161; 0007-1161
Accession Number3919757
KeywordsAged, Corneal Transplantation, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Endophthalmitis / dt [Drug Therapy], Endophthalmitis / et [Etiology], Female, Gentamicins / tu [Therapeutic Use], Humans, IM, Postoperative Complications, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas Infections / dt [Drug Therapy], Pseudomonas Infections / et [Etiology]

A case of pseudomonas endophthalmitis after penetrating keratoplasty is described. Bacterial sensitivities in this case and in five of six previously reported cases of endophthalmitis after corneal transplant showed resistance to gentamicin, an antibiotic routinely used in the transport medium. The recovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in antibiotic supplemented media is discussed with emphasis on prevention.

Alternate JournalBr.J.Ophthalmol.
Notify Library Reference ID1852

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