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Opportunistic intraocular infections in AIDS.


Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1992;90:97-108; discussion 108-9. Unique

In conclusion, this clinicopathologic study has shown that CMV ocular infection is present in about 16% of terminal AIDS patients. The treatment of CMV retinitis reduces the number of CMV-infected nonocular organs and may also lessen the severity and control the spread of concurrent nonocular infection, both of which may prolong survival in AIDS patients. Other opportunistic infections, involving primarily the choroid, were also seen in a number of patients, some of whom had concurrent intraocular infections with CMV and P carinii, M avium-intracellulare, C neoformans. In addition, all of these choroidal infections were components of disseminated infection, underscoring the increasingly important role of the ophthalmologist in the diagnosis and treatment of disseminated opportunistic infections in AIDS.

Adolescence Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/DRUG THERAPY/*PATHOLOGY Child Child, Preschool Choroiditis/DRUG THERAPY/PATHOLOGY Cytomegalovirus Infections/DRUG THERAPY/*PATHOLOGY Eye Infections, Viral/DRUG THERAPY/*PATHOLOGY Female Foscarnet/THERAPEUTIC USE Ganciclovir/THERAPEUTIC USE Human HIV-1 Infant Male Middle Age Retinitis/DRUG THERAPY/PATHOLOGY Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. JOURNAL ARTICLE


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