Cytomegalovirusretinitis efter intravitrealt dexamethasonimplantat

Translated title of the contribution: Cytomegalovirus retinitis after an intravitreal dexamethasone implant

Mikkel Straarup Thagaard, Jesper Pindbo Vestergaard

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In this case report an immunocompetent patient developed retinitis after implantation of an intravitreal dexamethasone implant following a primary infection with cytomegalovirus. The implant was prescribed due to a history following a central vein occlusion with macular oedema and loss of vision. Vision improved after implantation, however, due to retinitis a vitrectomy was performed proving infection with cytomegalovirus. This case and two other recent presentations warrant the consideration cytomegalovirus infection in even immunocompetent individuals showing signs of retinitis following dexamethasone implantation.
Translated title of the contributionCytomegalovirus retinitis after an intravitreal dexamethasone implant
Original languageDanish
Article numberV04190220
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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