Outbreak of postoperative endophthalmitis in a Thai tertiary care center

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Supanee Jirajariyavej, Kanokporn Thongphubeth, Chananart Yuekyen, David K. Warren, Victoria J. Fraser

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Abstract

We performed a study with a 1:3 ratio of case patients (n = 11) to control patients (n = 33) to evaluate risk factors for postoperative endophthalmitis in a Thai tertiary care center. Multivariate analysis revealed that diabetes mellitus and surgeon A were associated risk factors. Preoperative diabetes mellitus control and the improvement of infection control practices led to the termination of the outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-566
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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