Ocular pathology in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Ahmad M. Mansour, Assad J. Saad, Abida K. Haque, Gerald A. Campbell, Georges T. Frangieh

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The gross and microscopic ocular findings were prospectively studied in 38 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive subjects undergoing postmortem examination. Pathologic lesions were detected in 27 patients (71%), including cytomegalovirus retinitis in 7, cytoid bodies in 6, cryptococcosis in 6, and choroidal histoplasmosis, mycobacteriosis, choroidal lymphoma, optic nerve demyelination, and microglial nodule formation in the optic nerve in 1 patient each. Of the abnormal ocular findings, 67% were detected only microscopically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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