Treatment of bilateral cytomegalovirus retinitis with sustained-release ganciclovir implants in a child.

Abstract

PURPOSE To report treatment of bilateral cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in an 11-year-old girl with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). METHOD Case report describing the use of intravitreal ganciclovir sustained-release devices to treat CMV retinitis, involving zones 1 through 3, which progressed despite single and combination intravenous therapy with ganciclovir and foscarnet. RESULTS Stabilization with no active CMV retinitis was achieved after bilateral implantation of intravitreal sustained-release ganciclovir devices. There was no reactivation of the retinitis during the 5 months of follow-up. CONCLUSION Sustained-release ganciclovir implants can be used to achieve local control of CMV retinitis in the pediatric patient.

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@article{Malley1996TreatmentOB, title={Treatment of bilateral cytomegalovirus retinitis with sustained-release ganciclovir implants in a child.}, author={Debby Malley and Raffaella Barone and Murk H. Heinemann}, journal={American journal of ophthalmology}, year={1996}, volume={122 5}, pages={731-2} }