Infectious post-LASIK crystalline keratopathy caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria

Infectious post-LASIK crystalline keratopathy caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria

Autor Alvarenga, L. Google Scholar
Freitas, D. Google Scholar
Hofling-Lima, A. L. Google Scholar
Belfort, R. Google Scholar
Sampaio, J. Google Scholar
Sousa, L. Google Scholar
Yu, M. Google Scholar
Mannis, M. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Calif Davis
Resumo Purpose. To report three cases of infectious crystalline keratopathy caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria after LASIK surgery, Methods. Interventional case reports and literature review. Results. Infectious keratitis with clinical features of crystalline keratopathy after LASIK is described. Culture revealed Mycobacterium chelonae from the corneal scrapings of the three patients, all of whom underwent medical and surgical (debridement) treatment. Conclusions. Mycobacteria may cause infectious crystalline keratopathy after LASIK. the presence of crystalline keratopathy in patients that underwent LASIK must be considered in indicator of nontuberculous mycobacteria infection. Microbiologic work-up of a corneal specimen is required for the institution of appropriate therapy.
Palavra-chave LASIK
infection
mycobacteria
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-05-01
Publicado em Cornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 21, n. 4, p. 426-429, 2002.
ISSN 0277-3740 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extensão 426-429
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00003226-200205000-00020
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000175440800020
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26863

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