October 1986

Eosinophilic Vasculitis Leading to Amaurosis Fugax in a Patient With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Rheumatology/Immunology, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Schwartz); the Departments of Neurology (Dr So) and Pathology (Dr Allen); The Adult Immunodeficiencies Clinic (Dr Hollander); and the Division of Rheumatology (Dr Fye), University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(10):2059-2060. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360220233037

• A 49-year-old bisexual man with generalized lymphadenopathy and antihuman T lymphocyte virus, type III, (HTLV-III) antibodies presented with recurrent, unilateral amaurosis fugax. A temporal artery biopsy specimen showed eosinophilic vasculitis. The patient then developed acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with Kaposi's sarcoma. We describe this patient because of the unusual association of large vessel vasculitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:2059-2060)