TITLE

Distribuição das ceratites infecciosas em hospital terciário no Brasil

AUTHOR(S)
MARUJO, FÁBIO IGLESIAS; HIRAI, FLÁVIO EDUARDO; YU, MARIA CECÍLIA ZORAT; HOFLING-LIMA, ANA LUISA; DE FREITAS, DENISE; SATO, ELCIO HIDEO
PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p370
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Purpose: To investigate the seasonality of infectious keratitis in a tertiary hospital in Brazil. Methods: Charts from the Ocular Microbiology Laboratory of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Federal University of Sao Paulo were reviewed from 2005 to 2009. Infectious keratitis were defined as those with positive culture. Data were distributed monthly and linear regressions with seasonal dummy models were used to test for seasonal trends Results: Total of 1,468 cases of keratitis was diagnosed during the study period. Bacterial keratitis were reponsible for 80.3% of all cases, followed by fungal (7%), and Acanthamoeba (6%); 6.7% were mixed cases. Statistical tests showed that there were no seasonal trends for bacteria (p=0.064), fungi (p=0.379), Acanthamoeba (p=0.062) or mixed infections (p=0.441). Conclusions: No seasonal trends for infectious keratitis were observed in our sample.
ACCESSION #
94888634

 

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