Persistent epithelial defect after penetrating keratoplasty caused by adenoviral infectious keratitis

Federico Ricci, Filippo Missiroli, Marco Ciotti, Carlo Federico Perno, Luciano Cerulli

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Abstract

A causal role of herpes simplex infection in persistent epithelial defect following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) has been documented in the past. Instead, not much information is available on the role of adenovirus infection in delayed epithelization following PKP. Here, we describe a case of persistent epithelial defect due to adenoviral infection keratitis confirmed by PCR analysis. Adenovirus keratitis can be an unusual cause of delayed epithelization after PKP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Pcr (polymerase chain reaction)
  • Penetrating keratoplasty
  • Persistent epithelial defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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