Case 233. MRSA conjunctivitis (78 y-o F)
Smear preparation of acute conjunctivitis in a hospitalized aged patient
Key words : Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, conjunctivitis
opportunistic infection
The conjunctiva is highly hyperemic. Aged patients hospitalized for a long period are susceptible to staphylococcal conjunctivitis.   Cocci are phagocytized by neutrophils (Giemsa).
The cocci phagocytized by neutrophils are Gram-positive (Gram).