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Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Diagnosis and Treatment in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Author(s):

Victoria Oakes, Dinesh Bahl and Suresh Antony*   Pages 1 - 4 ( 4 )

Abstract:


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in a kidney transplant recipient is a rare illness with only one other reported case in the literature. We present a case of a 70-year-old kidney transplant recipient female who presented complaining of decreased vision of her right eye. She was diagnosed with CMV retinitis and started on intravenous ganciclovir. After three weeks of therapy, the patient has had no signs of CMV retinitis.. With only one other previous case report of CMV retinitis in a kidney transplant patient, appropriate treatment and predictability of recurrence are unknown.

Keywords:

Cytomegalovirus, Retinitis, Kidney Transplant, ganciclovir, beta-Herpesviridae, ophthalmologist

Affiliation:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Southwest Retina Associates, El Paso, Texas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso



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