Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Diagnosis and Treatment in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Author(s): Victoria Oakes, Dinesh Bahl, Suresh Antony*

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 20 , Issue 6 , 2020

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Cytomegalovirus retinitis is a rare complication in kidney transplant patients with only one other reported incidence. A 70-year-old female with a previous history of kidney transplant began experiencing a decreased vision of her right eye and was diagnosed with CMV retinitis and started on ganciclovir treatment. After completing the treatment, the patient has had no signs of recurrence or any other complaints. There is only one other published case report of CMV retinitis in a kidney transplant patient, therefore appropriate treatment and predictability of recurrence are unknown.

Keywords: Cytomegalovirus, retinitis, kidney transplant, diagnosis, ganciclovir treatment, CMV.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 20 January, 2021
Page: [925 - 928]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871526519666191111100826
Price: $65

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