CMV infection of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: CMV [title] infection retina

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: CMV infection of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinacmv.html. Accessed September 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually acquired due to immunosuppression from tumors, chemotherapy, transplantation or AIDS
  • May be congenital
  • Fundoscopy: retinitis with sharply defined borders; may have brushfire appearance with necrosis and hemorrhage
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Coagulative necrosis with secondary choroid inflammation
  • Retinal cells have large intranuclear and small intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Inclusion bodies