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Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 383-385

Postkeratoplasty keratitis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: An unusual cause of graft infection

1 Jhaveri Microbiology Center, Professor Brien Holden Eye Research Center, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Banjara Hils, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Somasheila I Murthy
Cornea and Anterior segment Services, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.150631

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Abiotrophia defectiva is a nutritional variant of Streptococci. We describe a case of microbial keratitis due to A. defectiva in a patient who had undergone penetrating keratoplasty and was on corticosteroid therapy for recent graft rejection. Isolation of this organism confirmed this to be an opportunistic infection.

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