MARK B. MOELLER, M.D.; JOHN D. HAMILTON, M.D.
To the editor: With their review of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, Pollard and associates have made a significant contribution (1). Their 14 new cases represent a 45% increase in the number of cases appearing in the literature. Their description of spontaneous healing with no residual evidence of disease broadens the spectrum of a disease previously characterized by progressive retinitis culminating in permanent deficits in visual acuity. Furthermore, their use of adenine arabinoside to treat CMV retinitis is the largest experience reported to date.
The authors are to be congratulated for their contribution to our knowledge of CMV retinitis; however, critical examination
MARK B. MOELLER, JOHN D. HAMILTON. Cytomegalovirus Retinitis. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-414_1
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