Cytomegalovirus (CMV) that caused corneal endotheliitis and iridocyclitis in immunocompetent patients was genotyped. The gB type1 was detected in seven endotheliitis samples (77.8%) and five iridocyclitis samples (100%), and the gB type 3 was detected in two endotheliitis samples (22.2%). The UL144 type 1 was found in five endotheliitis samples (45.5%) and five iridocyclitis samples (83.3%). The UL144 type 2 was found in two endotheliitis samples (18.2%) and one iridocyclitis sample (16.7%). The gB type 1 was predominant in endotheliitis and iridocyclitis, and the CMV genotypes in eyes with endotheliitis and iridocyclitis were similar.
Keywords: UL55gB; corneal endotheliitis; cytomegalovirus; genotype; iridocyclitis.
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