Persistence of ebola virus in ocular fluid during convalescence

Jay B. Varkey, Jessica G. Shantha, Ian Crozier, Colleen S. Kraft, G. Marshall Lyon, Aneesh K. Mehta, Gokul Kumar, Justine R. Smith, Markus H. Kainulainen, Shannon Whitmer, Ute Ströher, Timothy M. Uyeki, Bruce S. Ribner, Steven Yeh

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Among the survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD), complications that include uveitis can develop during convalescence, although the incidence and pathogenesis of EVD-associated uveitis are unknown. We describe a patient who recovered from EVD and was subsequently found to have severe unilateral uveitis during convalescence. Viable Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) was detected in aqueous humor 14 weeks after the onset of EVD and 9 weeks after the clearance of viremia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2423-2427
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 18 2015
Externally publishedYes

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