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I.A. Chaudhry, W. Al-Rashed, F.A. Shamsi, K. Guible, A. Al-Rajhi; Untreated Chronic Dacryocystitis May be Harboring Several Bacterial Species . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):1436.
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Purpose: To determine the bacteriology of chronic dacryocystitis in the adult patients presenting with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Methods: Microbiological records of 158 patients (100 females and 58 males), with average age of 50.5 years presenting with chronic dacryocystitis were reviewed. Results: Of the 158 culturs obtained from the nasolacrimal sac area, 97.4% were positive for bacteria with an average of 2.3 organisms (range 1 to 6). Most common microorganisms were Staphylococcus species noted in 110 (71.4%) of cultures. Other significant microorganisms were, Hemophilus influensae in 31 (20.1%), Corynebacterium species in 30 (19.5%), Streptococcus pneumoniae in 19 (12.3%),Pseudomonas aeroginosa in 17(11%), and Propionibacterium acnes in 11(7.1%)of species. Conclusion: Several bacterial species may be involved in the untreated chronic dacryocystitis in the adult population.
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