Risk factors for infectious disease in corneal transplant screening

TitleRisk factors for infectious disease in corneal transplant screening
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSanchez P, Heck E, Rivera C, Sanchez A, Cavanagh HD
JournalEye & contact lens
Pagination124 - 7
Date PublishedMay
Type of ArticleComparative Study
ISSN1542-2321 (Print) 1542-2321 (Linking)
Accession Number16702865
KeywordsCommunicable Diseases / *diagnosis / *epidemiology, Corneal Transplantation / *adverse effects, Female, Humans, Incidence, Male, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Tissue Donors

PURPOSE: To identify potential medical and behavioral risk factors associated with infectious disease seropositivity in potential corneal donors using an extensive questionnaire completed by the next of kin. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical history and behavioral risk assessment questionnaire and microbiology data for potential corneal donors seropositive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus, human T-cell leukemia virus and syphilis as compared to controls. RESULTS: Tobacco use, cigarette smoking, chest pain and heart disease are each associated with corneal donor seropositivity (P

Alternate JournalEye Contact Lens
Notify Library Reference ID1354

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