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Cytomegalovirus papillitis in an immunocompetent patient


De Silva, SR and Chohan, G and Jones, DL and Hu, M, Cytomegalovirus papillitis in an immunocompetent patient, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 28, (2) pp. 126-127. ISSN 1070-8022 (2008) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181782fed


A 22-year-old immunocompetent woman who presented with a 3-week history of fever, headache, and visual loss and was found to have subnormal visual acuity and bilateral optic disc swelling. Serum cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM and IgG and polymerase chain reaction results were positive, indicating an acute CMV infection. No cause of immunocompromise was found. After treatment with intravenous ganciclovir, the papillitis and systemic CMV illness resolved with no residual deficit. This is the first reported case of primary CMV papillitis to be successfully treated with ganciclovir alone.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:cytomegalovirus, papillitis
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, DL (Dr Dean Jones)
ID Code:96669
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-11-16
Last Modified:2014-11-18

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