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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-178

Mycobacterium chelonae in a tectonic corneal graft


Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5BF, United Kingdom

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Haziq Raees Chowdhury
Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5BF
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.192292

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Atypical mycobacterial infections of the cornea can present with nonspecific inflammatory changes and graft rejection, with no obvious focus to culture and a subsequent delay to diagnosis. These pathogens are well documented in the literature following laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis but have rarely been described following corneal transplant surgery. We report a single case of Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis 1 year after tectonic keratoplasty.


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