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PURPOSE To determine the influence of risk factors, climate, and geographical variation on the microbial keratitis in South India. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all clinically diagnosed infective keratitis presenting between September 1999 and August 2002 was performed. A standardised form was filled out for each patient, documenting(More)
AIMS To identify the etiology, incidence and prevalence of ocular bacterial infections, and to assess the in vitro susceptibility of these ocular bacterial isolates to commonly used antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of consecutive samples submitted for microbiological evaluation from patients who were clinically diagnosed with(More)
PURPOSE Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) mediated resistance is more prevalent worldwide, especially among Gram-negative bacterial isolates, conferring resistance to the expanded spectrum cephalosporins. As limited data were available on the prevalence of ESBLs in this area, the current study was undertaken to determine the prevalence,(More)
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