Which clinical history findings are characteristic of progressive outer retinal necrosis 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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Patients with progressive outer retinal necrosis (PORN) usually present with minimal anterior chamber inflammation, with no vitritis or retinal vasculitis. In general, the lesions in PORN tend to be multifocal, deep to 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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