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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-69

Clinicobacteriological correlates of congenital dacryocystitis

R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Umesh Bareja
7/97, Gents Hostel, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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One hundred and fourteen eyes with congenital dacryocystitis have been studied clinically and bacteriologically. Gram positive cocci constituted the major bacterial isolates (57.9%) with streptococcus pneumoniae predominating (28.9%). The most effective antibiotic was cloxacillin with an overall efficacy of 77%. Normal conjunctival flora was sterile in majority (75%) of cases. Positive cases showed preponderance of gram positive cocci (21.6%) with staphylococcus albus (13.3%) being the major isolate. Normal nasal flora revealed diphtheroids (alone or in combination) to be the commonest bacteria (62.1%). A statistically significant correlation was not observed between the normal conjunctival or nasal flora and flora from the affected eyes.

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