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Clinical review of endogenous endophthalmitis in Korea: a 14-year review of culture positive cases of two large hospitals.

Authors
 Kyu Sik Chung  ;  Young Keun Kim  ;  Young Goo Song  ;  Chang Oh Kim  ;  Sang Hoon Han  ;  Bum Sik Chin  ;  Nam Su Gu  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Ji-Hyeon Baek  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  Hyo Youl Kim  ;  June Myung Kim 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.52(4) : 630-634, 2011 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2011
Keywords
Endophthalmitis ; Klebsiella pneumonia ; Pseudomonas aeruginosa ; liver abscess ; diabetes mellitus
Abstract
PURPOSE: To identify the clinical features and outcomes of endogenous endophthalmitis in Korea.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 18 patients with endogenous endophthalmitis at 2 Korean hospitals, treated over a 14 year period between January 1993 and December 2006.

RESULTS: The comorbidities observed in these cases were diabetes mellitus and liver cirrhosis. The most common pathogens, which were found in 7 patients each (38.9%), were Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. All patients were treated with systemic antibiotics and fortified topical antibiotics. A surgical approach including vitrectomy was performed in 9 cases (50.0%). The prognosis was generally poor, and visual acuity improved slightly in 6 patients (33.3%).

CONCLUSION: In this study, diabetes mellitus and Klebsiella pneumonia showed a close relationship with endogenous endophthalmitis, respectively. Endogenous endophthalmitis is a serious risk to sight and careful attention to establishing the diagnosis and management may decrease the ocular morbidity.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2011.52.4.630
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ku, Nam Su(구남수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
Kim, June Myung(김준명)
Kim, Chang Oh(김창오) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0773-5443
Baek, Ji Hyeon(백지현)
Song, Young Goo(송영구) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0733-4156
Jung, Kyu Sik(정규식)
Jeong, Su Jin(정수진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
Choi, Jun Yong(최준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
Han, Sang Hoon(한상훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4278-5198
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93220
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