Rabies in a blind patient: confusion after corneal transplantation.

TitleRabies in a blind patient: confusion after corneal transplantation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMasthi NR, Raviprakash D, Gangasagara SB, Sriprakash KS, Ashwin BY, Ullas PT, Madhusudhana SN
JournalThe National medical journal of India// // Natl Med J India
Pagination83 - 4
Date Published2012//
ISBN Number0970-258X
Other Numbersbnt, 8809315
Keywords*Keratoplasty, Penetrating/ae [Adverse Effects], *Rabies/tm [Transmission], Adult, Antibodies, Viral/ad [Administration & Dosage], Child, Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary, Fatal Outcome, Female, Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy/su [Surgery], Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, Rabies Vaccines/ad [Administration & Dosage], Rabies/dt [Drug Therapy]

Two blind persons received corneal transplants from a single donor who showed no signs of rabies before he died. One of the recipients, a young girl, died 16 days later of rabies and the other recipient survived. We discuss the possible mode of transmission of rabies to the first recipient and the management of the second recipient.Copyright 2012, NMJI.

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