What is the role of pneumocystis jiroveci choroidopathy in the ocular manifestations of HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luca Rosignoli, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Infectious choroiditis represents fewer than 1% of ocular disorders in HIV-positive patients, with Pneumocystis jiroveci being the most common identified organism. P jiroveci choroidopathy tends to occur in HIV patients with disseminated infection. An increased association with long-term use of aerosolized pentamidine prophylaxis has been seen. [12]

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