Cryptococcus albidus keratitis after corneal transplantation

TitleCryptococcus albidus keratitis after corneal transplantation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
Authorsde Castro LE, Sarraf OA, Lally JM, Sandoval HP, Solomon KD, Vroman DT
Pagination882 - 3
Date PublishedOct
ISSN0277-3740 (Print) 0277-3740 (Linking)
Accession Number16160511
Keywords*Disease Transmission, Infectious, *Tissue Donors, Aged, Corneal Ulcer / *microbiology, Cryptococcosis / etiology / *transmission, Eye Infections, Fungal / etiology / *transmission, Female, Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy / *surgery, Humans, Keratoplasty, Penetrating / *adverse effects, Middle Aged, Reoperation

PURPOSE: To report suspected donor-to-host transmission of Cryptococcus albidus after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS: Review of the literature and a case report of a 69-year-old woman who underwent penetrating keratoplasty for Fuchs corneal dystrophy and developed persistent corneal infiltrates 7 months postoperatively are presented. RESULTS: Cryptococcus albidus was cultured from the original donor tissue at the time of the repeat keratoplasty. CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates an unusual case of cryptococcal keratitis after keratoplasty suspected to be a donor-to-host transmission.

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