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Cytomegalovirus Eye Lesions

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

What Is CMV? How Is CMV Treated? Can CMV Be Prevented? How Do I Choose a Treatment for CMV? The Bottom Line What Is CMV? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can cause an opportunistic infection (see Fact Sheet 500 .) The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses are weak, CMV...
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Cytomegalovirus symptoms

I have a problem with one eye and the eye specialists seem to think it's an allergy. However, I've been looking around the net and some of the symptoms are similar to Cytomegalovirus or CMV.My eyelid is a bit swollen, it feels like...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your problem doesn't sound like CMV -- blepharitis or allergies are a much better fit with your symptoms.... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »

black marks or lesions on skin

I amn on Combivir and Stochrin. I have developed marks after itching and then a blister/bump/pimple would appear and then later as it heals it leaves black marks. Is that caused by the HAART? My cd count was 36cells/mm now it is 260 cells/mm after...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The skin lesons that you describe would rarely be associated with the HIV regimen you are on. Neurodermatis or dermographia are conditions that can result in exaggerated responses to scratching. If your platelet count and bleeding times (also... Read more »

blindness and brain lesions

My relative has gone blind.He is HIV positive. We lost five months checking his eyes which are perfectly ok as checked by the top Opthalmologist. He has lost a lot of weight in the last year and is now about 125 pounds. On 23.March.2001 they checked...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The very first thing you need to do is to find an HIV specialist. Your relative has advanced HIV disease (AIDS) and needs teatment ASAP. Combination (3 or more drugs) therapy for HIV may well slow down or even halt the brain process (more below),... Read more »
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KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if KS lesions appear and disappear spontaneously? I noticed a red-purple mark(looks like little blood blisters) on my leg less than one/half inch. I noticed it about 4 1/2 years ago. It disappeared so I did't think anything of it... Read more »

eye implant for cmv

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
Has anyone had a vitrasert implant for cmv retinitis? I'm concerned because it's now 2 1/2 weeks after surgery, and my vision is still very cloudy, like someone smeared vaseline over my
right lens. I've been examined 3 times thoroughly, and doctors... Read more »

Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Woke up this morning with conjunctivitis/pink eye. I'm now 10-11 weeks post exposure. Treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia weeks ago (as a result of the exposure). I tested negative on a PCR at the time - doctor assured me it would have been positive... Read more »

Hiding KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Any hints about how to cover up KS lesions? Thanks!

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