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Prophylaxis Against Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis in HIV Patient

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with HIV infection should receive chemoprophylaxis for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

complications, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

B20, B23, B25, H30.9

Description:

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis can be a devastating infection in patients with HIV disease. Prophylaxis can be effective in preventing disease in susceptible patients. Patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may be able to stop prophylaxis if certain criteria are met.

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