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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2014, Article ID 395480, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/395480
Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Intravitreal Ampicillin Sodium for Antibiotic-Resistant Endophthalmitis: Streptococcus uberis First Human Intraocular Infection Report”

1Department of Infectious Disease, San Gallicano Dermatology Institute, 00144 Rome, Italy
2Istituto Pasteur-Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Department of Biology and Biotechnology Charles Darwin, Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
3Department of Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, San Gallicano Dermatology Institute, 00144 Rome, Italy

Received 7 May 2014; Accepted 17 July 2014; Published 22 July 2014

Academic Editor: Majid M. Moshirfar

Copyright © 2014 Luigi Toma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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