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Intrastromal crystalline deposits following corneal graft rejection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6399237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Five patients were noted to develop fine crystals in the corneal stroma following rejection of corneal grafts. Four had penetrating, and one lamellar, keratoplasty. All recovered from rejection after steroid therapy. The crystals were fine, gray to tan, refractile, not associated with visual loss, and stable over several months of follow-up. We speculate that these crystals may be related to immune globulin or immune complex deposition, although they may be lipid left after resolution of inflammatory infiltrate.
C M Mason; A Sugar; R F Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-05     Completed Date:  1985-09-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Cornea / drug effects,  metabolism
Corneal Transplantation*
Graft Rejection* / drug effects
Middle Aged
Postoperative Period
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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