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江口, 洋 The University of Tokushima KAKEN研究者をさがす
宮本, 龍郎 The University of Tokushima KAKEN研究者をさがす
Kuwahara, Tomomi Kagawa University
Mitamura, Sayaka The University of Tokushima
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Conjunctivitis
Bathroom
Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
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学術雑誌論文
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Background: The elucidation of the routes of transmission of a pathogen is crucial for the prevention of infectious diseases caused by bacteria that are not a resident in human tissue. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of suture-related conjunctivitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa for which we identified the transmission route using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).
Case presentation: A 38-year-old man, who had undergone surgery for glaucoma 2 years ago previously, presented with redness, discomfort, and mucopurulent discharge in the right eye. A 9–0 silk suture had been left on the conjunctiva. A strain of P. aeruginosa was isolated from a culture obtained from the suture, and the patient was therefore diagnosed with suture-related conjunctivitis caused by P. aeruginosa. The conjunctivitis was cured by the application of an antimicrobial ophthalmic solution and removal of the suture. We used PFGE to survey of the indoor and outdoor environments around the patient’s house and office in order to elucidate the route of transmission of the infection. Three strains of P. aeruginosa were isolated from the patient’s indoor environment, and the isolate obtained from the patient’s bathroom was identical to that from the suture.
Conclusion: The case highlights the fact that an indoor environmental strain of P. aeruginosa can cause ocular infections.
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BMC Research Notes
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17560500
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BioMed Central|Springer Nature
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245
発行日
2013-07-01
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© 2013 Eguchi et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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eng
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医学系