• Users Online: 125
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

A lack of ongoing diabetes is an important factor in preserving eyes from late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung; Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Infection, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3 School of Nursing, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
4 Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Shwu-Jiuan Sheu
Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386, Ta-Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung 813
Taiwan
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.1016/j.tjo.2014.10.007

Rights and Permissions

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the possible factors for preserving the eyes after late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) liver abscess. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients admitted with KP liver abscess from January 1991 to June 2012. Results: Six hundred and ninety-three patients with KP liver abscess were recorded, in which endoph-thalmitis was identified in 53 cases (65 eyes, 8.29%). Diabetes was significantly associated with the development of endophthalmitis (p = 0.014). Eleven eyes received their last ocular treatment ≥10 days and final vision ≥ counting fingers, and were defined as benign type KP endophthalmitis. The absence of diabetes was the only consistent candidate factor for benign type KP endophthalmitis. Conclusion: A lack of ongoing diabetes is an important factor in preserving eyes with late or suboptimally treated endogenous endophthalmitis second to KP liver abscess.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed487    
    Printed22    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded36    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal