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Optic nerve head neovascularization in a patient with inactive cytomegalovirus retinitis and immune recovery



Optic nerve head neovascularization in a patient with inactive cytomegalovirus retinitis and immune recovery



American Journal of Ophthalmology 126(2): 318-320



To report a case of optic nerve head neovascularization in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated with inactive cytomegalovirus retinitis and immune recovery. Case report. We examined a 29-year-old man with AIDS and inactive cytomegalovirus retinitis and found vitritis and prominent optic nerve head neovascularization. The patient had been treated with reverse transcriptase and protease inhibitors, resulting in a notable rise in CD4+ lymphocyte count and an undetectable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-RNA viral load. No cause of neovascularization other than intraocular inflammation was detected. Immune recovery in a setting of inactive cytomegalovirus retinitis can result in optic nerve head neovascularization, as seen in our patient.

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Accession: 046870778

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PMID: 9727534

DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9394(98)00162-7


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