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Achromobacter xylosoxidans keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty.
Refract Corneal Surg. 1993 Jan-Feb; 9(1):71-3.RC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Achromobacter xylosoxidans is a bacterium not previously reported in a corneal infection. We present a case of infectious keratitis caused by this organism, occurring 1 month following penetrating keratoplasty.

METHODS

Identification of the organism was accomplished by staining, culture, and sensitivity testing of the corneal scraping obtained from the involved area. The infection responded to subconjunctival ticarcillin, piperacillin eye drops, and I.V. azlocillin.

RESULTS

Complete healing with a resultant corneal opacity involving mostly the anterior and middle stroma was achieved 1 month later.

CONCLUSIONS

A. xylosoxidans should be considered as a potential pathogen in instances of early postkeratoplasty infectious keratitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Crete-School of Health Sciences, Department of Ophthalmology, Greece.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8481378

Citation

Siganos, D S., et al. "Achromobacter Xylosoxidans Keratitis Following Penetrating Keratoplasty." Refractive & Corneal Surgery, vol. 9, no. 1, 1993, pp. 71-3.
Siganos DS, Tselentis IG, Papatzanaki ME, et al. Achromobacter xylosoxidans keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty. Refract Corneal Surg. 1993;9(1):71-3.
Siganos, D. S., Tselentis, I. G., Papatzanaki, M. E., Tsilimbaris, M. K., & Pallikaris, I. G. (1993). Achromobacter xylosoxidans keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty. Refractive & Corneal Surgery, 9(1), 71-3.
Siganos DS, et al. Achromobacter Xylosoxidans Keratitis Following Penetrating Keratoplasty. Refract Corneal Surg. 1993 Jan-Feb;9(1):71-3. PubMed PMID: 8481378.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Achromobacter xylosoxidans keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty. AU - Siganos,D S, AU - Tselentis,I G, AU - Papatzanaki,M E, AU - Tsilimbaris,M K, AU - Pallikaris,I G, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez SP - 71 EP - 3 JF - Refractive & corneal surgery JO - Refract Corneal Surg VL - 9 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Achromobacter xylosoxidans is a bacterium not previously reported in a corneal infection. We present a case of infectious keratitis caused by this organism, occurring 1 month following penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS: Identification of the organism was accomplished by staining, culture, and sensitivity testing of the corneal scraping obtained from the involved area. The infection responded to subconjunctival ticarcillin, piperacillin eye drops, and I.V. azlocillin. RESULTS: Complete healing with a resultant corneal opacity involving mostly the anterior and middle stroma was achieved 1 month later. CONCLUSIONS: A. xylosoxidans should be considered as a potential pathogen in instances of early postkeratoplasty infectious keratitis. SN - 1042-962X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8481378/Achromobacter_xylosoxidans_keratitis_following_penetrating_keratoplasty_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -