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Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  1. Chung-Yuan Kuo,
  2. Jane-Ming Lin
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chung-Yuan, Kuo, Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2, Yude Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 404, Taiwan; cykuo83{at}

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a double-stranded DNA virus. It is the most common cause of congenital viral infection, and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV. CMV retinitis is the most common ophthalmic manifestation in the context of AIDS, which has been noted to occur in as high as 40% of patients with AIDS before the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. We present a case of CMV retinitis and the full treatment course with fundus pictures.

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  • Contributors C-YK cared for the patient and wrote the report; J-ML supervised the report.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.