Fortschr Ophthalmol. 1990;87(4):382-3. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE
We evaluated the incidence of bacterial cultures taken from 23
outpatient and nosocomial AIDS patients. It was found that 36.6% of the
11 outpatients had non-pathogenic bacterial flora (Staphylococcus
epidermis). Staphylococcus aureus as a pathogenic bacterium was found in
25% of the positive cultures in a group of 12 nosocomial patients.
Candida albicans, a fungus, was also found in 25%, and Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, the only gram-negative bacteria, was identified in 8.3%.
Staphylococcus epidermidis was found in 18.8%. It was concluded that
preoperative cultures of the conjunctival sac of hospitalized AIDS
patients are essential before intraocular procedures are carried out.
There must be no apparent infection of the conjunctiva.
Adult Bacteria/*ISOLATION & PURIF Candida albicans/ISOLATION & PURIF
Conjunctiva/*MICROBIOLOGY English Abstract Female Human HIV
Seropositivity/*MICROBIOLOGY Male Middle Age Pseudomonas
aeruginosa/ISOLATION & PURIF Staphylococcus aureus/ISOLATION & PURIF
Staphylococcus epidermidis/ISOLATION & PURIF JOURNAL ARTICLE