Resolution of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in an AIDS patient treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy

Resolution of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in an AIDS patient treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy

Autor Martins, SAR Google Scholar
Muccioli, C. Google Scholar
Belfort, R. Google Scholar
Castelo, A. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo PURPOSE: To report the outcome of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) after highly active antiretroviral therapy without any specific treatment for microsporidiosis,METHODS: Case report. A 42-year-old woman diagnosed with AIDS and severe immunodepression (CD4+ of 9 cells/mm(3) and viral load of 460,000/mm(3)), antiretroviral naive, presented with cerebral toxoplasmosis and microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in the right eye documented by conjunctival scraping and electron microscopy,RESULTS: the patient was treated with a combination of indinavir, stavudine, and lamivudine, besides sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine. No specific treatment for the microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis was attempted. One month later, the keratoconjunctivitis had disappeared.CONCLUSION: This case suggests that microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in the setting of AIDS and severe immunodepression can be effectively managed with highly active antiretroviral therapy alone. (Am J Ophthalmol 2001;131:378-379. (C) 2001 by Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.).
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2001-03-01
Publicado em American Journal of Ophthalmology. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 131, n. 3, p. 378-379, 2001.
ISSN 0002-9394 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 378-379
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(00)00810-2
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000167339400016
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26498

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