Polymerase chain reaction detection of cytomegalovirus and human immunodeficiency virus-1 in the retina of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome with and without cotton-wool spots.

@article{Gonzalez1996PolymeraseCR,
  title={Polymerase chain reaction detection of cytomegalovirus and human immunodeficiency virus-1 in the retina of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome with and without cotton-wool spots.},
  author={Carole R. M. Gonzalez and Clayton A Wiley and J Fernando Arevalo and Rafael F Garcia and Baruch D. Kuppermann and Cassandra Berry and William R. Freeman},
  journal={Retina},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={305-11}
}
PURPOSE The authors determine the association, if any, between detection of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) nucleic acids and retinal lesions in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. METHODS Postmortem eyes were examined with a dissecting microscope and light microscopy. Retinal cotton-wool spots (CWS) were removed using a clean touch punch biopsy technique. Equivalent amounts of retinal tissue from the posterior pole of the retina not affected… CONTINUE READING