corneal transplantation

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  1. Jonathan13180

    Jonathan13180 Senior Member
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    I just took NBME test 5, and one of the questions on the test said some paitient had a corneal transplant, and one of his symptoms was a myoclonic jerk...i cant really remember what else the problem said. I thought the answer was that the patient had a seizure, but im not sure...anyone remember this problem, and if so, whats the answer?

    Im a week out from d-day and it is not looking good. best of luck to all of you
     
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  3. tfom08

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    Could it be CJD?
     
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    I think it was CJD/Prion disease (the corneal transplant can carry prions).
     
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    Jonathan13180 Senior Member
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    Thanks guys-for some reason, i thought it was that...and of course decided not to chose it.

    best
     
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    BTW,
    CJD, rabies virus, and HBV transmission have all been documented in corneal transplants.

    Med micro/immuno by Levinson only mentions cjd and rabies.
     
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    I think CMMRS mentioned CJD for corneal transplants, but man I sure thought that was a low yield factoid when I read it!
     
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    you forgot CMV infections....number one cause of infections in corneal transplants
     
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    please do not discuss NBME questions without putting a warning in the header
     

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