Combined treatment with ganciclovir and foscarnet for cytomegalovirus retinitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Norio Usui 1 , Kentaro Kamata 1 , Yasuyuki Yamauchi 1 , Hiroshi Minoda 1 , Mitsutoshi Kashiwase 1 , Katsutoshi Yokoi 1 , Masahiko Usui 1 , Shin-ichi Yoshida 2 , Katsuyuki Fukutake 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Tokyo Med Coll 2Dept of Clin Pathol, Tokyo Med Coll pp.803-806
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905861
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Cytomegalovirus retinitis was detected in the left eye of a 52-year-old male with hemophilia. He had been diagnosed as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome 3 years before. The fundus lesion increased in area after initial treatment with systemic ganciclovir for 2 weeks. Additional treatment with foscarnet induced rapid resolution of fundus lesions. This case illustrates the usefulness and relative safety of adjunctive use of antiviral agent for early cytomegalovirus retinitis.

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