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

 Kyu Sik Chung  ;  Young Keun Kim  ;  June Myung Kim  ;  Hyo Youl Kim  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  Ji-Hyeon Baek  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Nam Su Gu  ;  Bum Sik Chin  ;  Sang Hoon Han  ;  Chang Oh Kim  ;  Young Goo Song 
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.52(4) : 630-634, 2011 
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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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구남수(Ku, Nam Su) ; 김준명(Kim, June Myung) ; 김창오(Kim, Chang Oh) ; 백지현(Baek, Ji Hyeon) ; 송영구(Song, Young Goo) ; 정규식(Jung, Kyu Sik) ; 정수진(Jeong, Su Jin) ; 최준용(Choi, Jun Yong) ; 한상훈(Han, Sang Hoon)
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