Extraocular cytomegalovirus infection linked to increased morbidity, mortality

SAN DIEGO — Incidence of mortality and morbidity was significantly increased among patients with extraocular cytomegalovirus disease, according to a poster presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting. Nicola Y. Gan, MBBS, MMed (Ophth), and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of medical records for 101 patients diagnosed with cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis and HIV. Patients were categorized as having CMV retinitis only (73.3%) or extraocular CMV and CMV retinitis (26.7%). Primary outcome measures were mortality, CMV retinitis recurrence and development of immune-reactivation uveitis. Median follow-up time was 11.7 (Read more...)

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