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July 1996

Cytomegalovirus Sinusitis: A New Manifestation of AIDS

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Drs Marks and Upadhyay), and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Harper Hospital (Dr Crane), Detroit, Mich.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122(7):789-791. doi:10.1001/archotol.1996.01890190085019

Cytomegalovirus is a common pathogen in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. In this article, cytomegalovirus sinusitis is described and documented for the first time, to our knowledge. Cytomegalovirus was cultured from the sinuses of four patients who were positive for the human immunodeficiency virus and who had antibiotic-resistant infections. In one patient who underwent surgery, cytomegalovirus inclusions were documented consistent with invasive infection. Optimal treatment has yet to be determined, but in this case surgery did provide temporary relief of sinus symptoms.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996;122:789-791

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