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Outbreak of Postoperative Endophthalmitis in a Thai Tertiary Care Center

  • Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Supanee Jirajariyavej (a2), Kanokporn Thongphubeth (a1), Chananart Yuekyen, David K. Warren (a3) and Victoria J. Fraser (a3)...

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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.

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Division of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Unit, Thammasat University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand12120 (anapisarn@yahoo.com)

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Outbreak of Postoperative Endophthalmitis in a Thai Tertiary Care Center

  • Anucha Apisarnthanarak (a1), Supanee Jirajariyavej (a2), Kanokporn Thongphubeth (a1), Chananart Yuekyen, David K. Warren (a3) and Victoria J. Fraser (a3)...

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