Bacterial Keratitis in Shanghai

The recent report by Lichtinger et al describing the clinical characteristics of bacterial keratitis isolates over a 11-year period within a Toronto institution raised our interest. Although we found several previous studies about the distribution, current trends, and resistance patterns of bacterial keratitis, few data are reported from East China, which is the most densely populated region in China, and has particular geographical and socioeconomic importance. Therefore, we performed a similar study to examine these characteristics at a tertiary hospital in Shanghai.

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