Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Bacteria in Patients with Corneal Infection

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Prevalence of Bacteria in Patients with Corneal Infection

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Background: The aim of this study is determination of etio- logic bacterial factors of cornea sore and prevalence of mi- crobes that cause this disease.

Methods: In the present descriptive research, patients were selected randomly in one year.Then, patients with bacterial cornea sore were applied by smear and cultivation. Most of the samples were gathered from operation room and then put from cornea sore by cotton tipped applicator and imme- diately sent for inoculation on cultivation media(blood agar) and also smear is prepared for positive and negative gram bacteria. In patients,suspecting to fungoid keratit that have distinct sore apparently, confocal scan was used for study of fungoids.

Results: This study include 30 male (48.3%) and 32 fe- male(51.6%).Their age range is from newborn to 105 years old. From among 62 samples,37 cases(59.6%) showed posi- tive smear and 25 cases(40.3%)showed negative smear. …

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