How is Cutibacterium acnes infectious keratitis diagnosed?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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In cases of C acnes infectious keratitis, cultures were positive for C acnes using thioglycolate broth. None became positive before 7 days of growth, and the recommendation is to monitor the culture for at least 10 days to ensure isolation of this fastidious organism. [21]


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