Cryptococcus albidus Keratitis After Corneal Transplantation

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Abstract

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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