Which clinical history findings are characteristic of HIV-associated retinal microvasculopathy?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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HIV-associated retinal microvasculopathy often is asymptomatic and transient, but it may contribute to the optic nerve atrophy seen in many of the patients. Common findings may include the following:

  • Cotton-wool spots

  • Intraretinal hemorrhages

  • Roth spots (white-centered hemorrhages)

  • Retinal microaneurysms

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