Title

Bacterial corneal ulcer associated with common variable immune deficiency

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-5-2016

Publication Title

Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection

Abstract

Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is one of the most commonly diagnosed primary immunodeficiencies. Generally, patients have a history of recurrent sinopulmonary infections, hypogammaglobulinemia of two or more immunoglobulin isotypes, and impaired functional antibody responses. Reports of corneal involvement associated with CVID are limited. We describe a case of corneal ulceration associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a patient with CVID that developed while on monthly intravenous immunoglobulin infusions and in which there were no common risk factors for bacterial keratitis, such as prior history of ocular surface disease, trichiasis, trauma, or contact lens wear.

DOI

10.1186/s12348-016-0098-8

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