What are the common ocular adnexal lesions of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luca Rosignoli, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The ocular adnexa consist of the eyelids, the conjunctiva, and the lacrimal drainage system. Common ocular adnexal lesions in HIV-infected patients include the following:

·       Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO)

·       Kaposi sarcoma

·       Molluscum contagiosum

·       Conjunctival microvasculopathy


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