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September 1992

Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: A Color Atlas

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1214-1215. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210032016

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At no other time in recent history has a single disease presented physicians with so many new and unusual manifestations. In the past decade, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its diverse manifestations have become familiar to all physicians, including ophthalmologists. Recognition of the retinal cotton-wool spot may lead to the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection in an otherwise asymptomatic patient. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis may help preserve vision in an otherwise desperate situation. Clinicians recognize that the fundamental basis for understanding all diseases, including AIDS and its manifestations, is histopathology. The authors of this book have created an outstanding reference text for the histopathology of AIDS and its effects on the central nervous system.

The authors recognize in the preface that, although numerous reviews and texts have been written on the neurologic and ophthalmic manifestations of

"... a timely monograph that covers the topic comprehensively."


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