Bilateral acute retinal necrosis caused by cytomegalovirus in an immunocompromised patient

Esen K Akpek, Charles Kent, Frederick Jakobiec, Angela M. Caliendo, C. Stephen Foster

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PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral acute retinal necrosis caused by cytomegalovirus. METHODS: A diagnostic vitrectomy was performed on a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who presented with a bilateral, rapidly progressing necrotizing retinitis and uveitis. RESULTS: Immunohistochemical studies and polymerase chain reaction disclosed cytomegalovirus as the cause of retinitis. The patient was treated with intravitreal and intravenous ganciclovir. CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, cytomegalovirus may lead to an appearance identical to acute retinal necrosis and should be considered among the viral etiologies of this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-95
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume127
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
Immunocompromised Host
Cytomegalovirus
Retinitis
Ganciclovir
Vitrectomy
Uveitis
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • Ophthalmology

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Bilateral acute retinal necrosis caused by cytomegalovirus in an immunocompromised patient. / Akpek, Esen K; Kent, Charles; Jakobiec, Frederick; Caliendo, Angela M.; Foster, C. Stephen.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 127, No. 1, 01.1999, p. 93-95.

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Akpek, Esen K ; Kent, Charles ; Jakobiec, Frederick ; Caliendo, Angela M. ; Foster, C. Stephen. / Bilateral acute retinal necrosis caused by cytomegalovirus in an immunocompromised patient. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1999 ; Vol. 127, No. 1. pp. 93-95.
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