Association of progressive outer retinal necrosis and varicella zoster encephalitis in a patient with AIDS.

@article{Horn1996AssociationOP,
  title={Association of progressive outer retinal necrosis and varicella zoster encephalitis in a patient with AIDS.},
  author={Gerardus J van den Horn and Christina Meenken and Dirk Troost},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1996},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={982-5}
}
BACKGROUND A patient with AIDS who developed the clinical picture of bilateral progressive outer retinal necrosis (PORN) in combination with varicella zoster encephalitis is described. The picture developed more than 2 years after an episode of ophthalmic zoster infection, and following intermittent exposure to oral acyclovir because of recurrent episodes of cutaneous herpes simplex infection. METHODS Aqueous humour, obtained by paracentesis of the anterior chamber, was analysed using… CONTINUE READING