The microbiologic lid flora evaluations of 117 patients with anterior blepharitis were compared with those of 52 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The sampled bacterial cultures were identified according to standard conventional techniques and fatty acid profiles by the Microbial Identification System (MIS). Chi-square and difference between two percentage Z tests were used for the statistical analyses. The most commonly isolated organisms were Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Propionibacterium acnes and mixed skin flora (diphtheroid rods, Neisseria spp. and Streptococcus viridans). The variability of aerobic bacteria between the patients and the control group was found to be statistically significant (P
Blepharitis, lid flora.
KULAÇOĞLU, DESTAN NİL; ÖZBEK, AHMET; USLU, HAKAN; ŞAHİN, FİKRETTİN; GÜLLÜLÜ, GÜLAY; KOÇER, İBRAHİM; and KARABELA, YUNUS (2001) "Comparative Lid Flora in Anterior Blepharitis," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 31: No. 4, Article 12. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol31/iss4/12