We diagnosed 44 eyes of 44 patients as infectious corneal ulcer during 18 months through February 2004. Bacterial organisms were isolated from scrapings of the ulcer in 21 cases. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was present in 6 cases. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) was present in 1 case. All the 7 cases were compromised hosts including advanced age, bullous keratopathy, or history of bone marrow transplantation. All the cases were cured within 3 months following treatment including frequent intillation of newquinolon and chloramphenicol. Use of vancomycin needs utmost care because of increasing incidence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) in hospitals in Japan.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2005|
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