Which clinical history findings are characteristic of progressive outer retinal necrosis in HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luca Rosignoli, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients with progressive outer retinal necrosis (PORN) usually present with minimal anterior chamber inflammation and minimal vitritis. In general, the lesions in PORN tend to be multifocal, deep in the retina, opaque, and patchy. Typically, the lesions start from the posterior pole and spread with extreme rapidity to involve the entire retina.


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