Alternative methods aid identification of pathogens in bacterial conjunctivitis

Bacterial cell counts and microbiota analysis were effective as adjunct methods of isolating causative pathogens in eyes with bacterial conjunctivitis, according to a study.The study included 13 eyes of 13 patients with clinically diagnosed bacterial conjunctivitis; a control group comprised 12 eyes with normal conjunctival sacs. Average patient age was 82.5 years in the bacterial conjunctivitis group and 72.9 years in the normal conjunctiva group.

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