Table 2

Bacteria cultured in cases of endophthalmitis in the two groups.

Number of cases

(percentage)

1996-2002

Number of cases

(percentage)

2003-2009


Negative cultures

26 (34.21%)

2 (28.57%)


Gram positive (96.00%)


Staphylococcus epidermidis

37 (74.00%)


Staphylococcus aureus methicillin sensible

5 (10.00%)


Streptococcus pneumoniae

2 (4.00%)


Streptococcus

viridans

1 (2.00%)


Bacillus spp

3 (6.00%)


Corynebacterium

1 (14.28%)


Gram negative (4.00%)


E Colli

1 (2.00%)


Serratia marcensens

1 (2.00%)


Klebsiella pneumoniae

1 (14.28%)


Pseudomona aeroginosa

1 (14.28%)


Proteus mirabilis

2 (28.57%)


Romero-Aroca et al. BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2415-12-2

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