Role of Liquid Culture Media in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Microbial Keratitis – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To determine whether liquid culture media are helpful in the diagnosis of infectious keratitis.Design: Retrospective noncomparative case series.Subjects and Methods: This is a retrospective review of microbiology records of 114 corneal scraping samples from infectious keratitis patients. Samples were processed by corneal smear microscopy (potassium hydroxide with calcofluor white and Gram stains) and culture examination (5% sheep blood agar, sheep blood chocolate agar, Sabouraud dextrose agar, brain heart infusion, thioglycolate broth, and Robertson's cooked meat broth. Cases where at least 1 liquid medium was taken were included in the study and all cases were required to have significant growth (Read more...)

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