Prevalence of HIV with conjunctival squamous cell neoplasia in an African provincial hospital.

@article{Porges2003PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of HIV with conjunctival squamous cell neoplasia in an African provincial hospital.},
  author={Yair Porges and Gabriel M Groisman},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-4}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of HIV seropositivity among patients with malignant conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and carcinoma in situ (CIS) and to reassess the potential linkage, albeit well documented, between ocular surface epithelial dysplasia (OSED) and HIV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A case-control design study was conducted in an African provincial hospital. Twenty-three African black patients underwent excisional biopsy of conjunctival malignant lesions. In 18 of… CONTINUE READING