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Retinal disease associated with AIDS.
Freeman WR; University of California, San Diego, Department of
October 30, 1993
Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1993 May;21(2):71-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

In recent years an enormous amount of new information in the area of retinitis and retinal disease in immunosuppressed patients has been acquired. There have been exciting new developments in our understanding of the pathogenesis of retinal disease in AIDS patients as well as important advances in the diagnosis and therapy of infectious retinitis. This article will summarise the recent advances in this area and outline the direction of future research as it applies to the clinical management of patients with retinal manifestations of AIDS. Diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties will be addressed including the appropriate selection of antiviral drugs and other therapeutic modalities in patients with sight-threatening retinitis.

*AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY Cytomegalovirus Infections/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes/IMMUNOLOGY *Eye Infections, Viral/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY Foscarnet/THERAPEUTIC USE Fundus Oculi Ganciclovir/THERAPEUTIC USE Human HIV Infections/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY *Retinitis/DIAGNOSIS/DRUG THERAPY/MICROBIOLOGY Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL

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