What are most common orbital complications in HIV infection?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Orbital complications are uncommon in HIV-positive patients. The most common complications include orbital lymphoma and orbital cellulitis due to Aspergillus infection. HIV-associated aspergillosis typically occurs in patients with CD4+ cell counts below 100/µL.

Lymphomas are treated with radiation and chemotherapy, whereas orbital cellulitis is amenable to systemic antibiotics.


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