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Clinical features of infectious endophthalmitis in South Korea: a five-year multicenter study

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Title
Clinical features of infectious endophthalmitis in South Korea: a five-year multicenter study
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BMC Infectious Diseases, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-0900-5
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Ki Yup Nam, Joo Eun Lee, Ji Eun Lee, Woo Jin Jeung, Jung Min Park, Jong Moon Park, In Young Chung, Yong Seop Han, Il Han Yun, Hyun Wong Kim, Ik Soo Byon, Boo Sup Oum, Hee Sung Yoon, Dong Park, Byeng Chul Yu, Eun-Kee Park, Hu-Jang Lee, Sang Joon Lee

Abstract

To investigate clinical features of infectious endophthalmitis over five years in a South Korean population. Medical records of consecutive patients diagnosed with infectious endophthalmitis at eight institutions located in Gyeongsangnam-do and Pusan city between January 1, 2004 and July 31, 2010 were reviewed. A total of 197 patients were diagnosed and treated. An average of 30.0 infectious endophthalmitis per year was developed. The annual incidence rate of postoperative endophthalmitis during 2006 ~ 2009 was 0.037%. The ratios of male to female and right to left were 50.2%: 49.8 % and 54.8%: 43.2%, respectively. Eighth decade and spring were the peak age (36.6%) and season (32.0%) to develop the infectious endophthalmitis. The most common past history in systemic disease was hypertension (40.4%), followed by diabetes (23.4%). Cataract operation (60.4%) was the most common cause, among which most of them was uneventful phacoemulsification (95.9%). Corneal laceration (51.6%) and liver abscess (42.9%) were the most common causes of traumatic and endogenous endophthalmitis, respectively. The percentages of patients with initial and final visual acuity less than counting fingers were 62.6% and 35.2%, respectively. Treatment with vitrectomy with or without intravitreal antibiotics injection was administered to 72.6% of patients, while 17.3% received intravitreal antibiotics only. Our study revealed that the development of infectious endophthalmitis was related with seasonal variation and increased during our study period. Pars plana vitrectomy was preferred for the treatment of infectious endophthalmitis in South Korea.

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Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Student > Master 3 5%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 18 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Psychology 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Unknown 19 35%

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