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Title: Papillitis as the prominent ocular sign in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Authors: Soler, Richard
Blagojevic, Milan
Schiro, Denis
Bonnici, Mario R.
Keywords: AIDS (Disease) -- Malta -- Case studies
HIV infections -- Malta -- Case studies
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1989, Vol. 1(1), p. 44-47
Abstract: A 29-year old homosexual presented with clinical symptoms and an immunological picture of AIDS syndrome. Ocular involvement started in August 1986 with reduction of visual acuity in the right eye rapidly progressing to amaurosis. The most prominent ophthalmoscopical sign was of papillitis which had, in the beginning, the characteristics of an ischaemic optic neuropathy. Besides this, cotton-wool spots, retinal haemorrhages and limited areas of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis were found. Choroid was also involved with secondary CMV retinitis. On the other hand, sheathing of retinal vessels and Roth’s spots were absent. Although papilloedema, haemorrhages, cotton-wool exudates and CMV retinitis completely disappeared by October 1986, the general condition aggravated and the patient finally succumbed.
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