Perfil de resistencia antibiótica en infecciones oculares en un centro de referencia en Floridablanca, Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: Antibiotic resistance profile in eye infections in a reference centre in Floridablanca, Colombia

V. Galvis, M. M. Parra, A. Tello, Y. A. Castellanos, P. A. Camacho, D. Villarreal, S. L.L. Salcedo

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Background and objective: In view of the increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, it is necessary to determine it locally in order to serve as a guide in clinical management. The purpose of this study was to characterise the pattern of antibiotic sensitivity in cases of eye infections in a third level ophthalmological institution in Floridablanca (Colombia). Materials and methods: An observational cross-sectional study in which an analysis was made of the culture and antibiogram reports of specimens taken from cases of conjunctivitis, infectious keratitis, and endophthalmitis between January 2013 and June 2016. Results: A total of 833 specimens were positive for bacteria. Considering both gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms gentamicin, tobramycin, and ciprofloxacin showed high resistance rates (64.4%, 40.3%, and 29.1%, respectively). Moxifloxacin, vancomycin, imipenem, and gatifloxacin showed low percentages of resistance: 2.6%, 2.1%, 0.6%, and 0.4%, respectively. When comparing the results with previous studies in our institution, there was a decrease in sensitivity to the fourth-generation quinolones and imipenem, especially within the gram-negative ones. Conclusion: Fourth generation quinolones, imipenem and vancomycin continue to have a low in vitro resistance to bacteria that cause eye infections. However, there was a tendency to an increase in the resistance of gram-negative bacteria. Measures should be taken to try to control this phenomenon, and consider possible antimicrobial therapy alternatives to infections caused by these microorganisms.

Translated title of the contributionAntibiotic resistance profile in eye infections in a reference centre in Floridablanca, Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)4-11
Number of pages8
JournalArchivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


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