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Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012 Spring;6(2):139-41. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e3182160902.

Accelerated diabetic retinopathy and late human immunodeficiency virus diagnosis.

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*Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK †Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe a case of rapidly progressive diabetic retinopathy in a patient who is human immunodeficiency virus positive.

METHODS:

This is an observational case report.

RESULTS:

Fundus examination shows worsening of diabetic retinopathy with new vessels and vitreous hemorrhage in both eyes despite intense pan retinal photocoagulation.

CONCLUSION:

For patients with diabetes, additional diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus increases the challenge of managing diabetic retinopathy as proliferation can appear rapidly and tends to worsen in these patients.

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