Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 383--385

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


Guru Prasad Manderwad1, Somasheila I Murthy2, Swapna Reddy Motukupally1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Somasheila I Murthy
Cornea and Anterior segment Services, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Manderwad GP, Murthy SI, Motukupally SR. Postkeratoplasty keratitis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: An unusual cause of graft infection.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2015;22:383-385


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Manderwad GP, Murthy SI, Motukupally SR. Postkeratoplasty keratitis caused by Abiotrophia defectiva: An unusual cause of graft infection. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];22:383-385
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