Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Anaerobic Bacteria Isolated from Perforated Corneal Ulcers by Culture and Multiplex PCR: An Evaluation in Cases with Keratitis and Endophthalmitis

Tokman H. B., Iskeleli G., Dalar Z. G., Kangaba A. A., Demirci M., Akay H. K., ...More

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.60, no.11, pp.1879-1886, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2014.131113
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1879-1886
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Anaerobic bacteria play an important role in eye infections; however, there is limited epidemiologic data based on the the role of these bacteria in the etiology of keratitis and endophthalmitis. The aim of this research is to determine the prevalence of anaerobic bacteria in perforated corneal ulcers of patients with keratitis and endophthalmitis and to evaluate their antimicrobial susceptibilities.