Molluscum contagiosum eyelid lesions as the initial manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
PURPOSE: To report molluscum contagiosum as the initial manifestation in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
METHOD: Case report. A 34-year-old man was examined with atypical, extensive molluscum contagiosum of the eyelids.
RESULTS: Biopsy of the lesions confirmed molluscum contagiosum, and a previously normal fundus now disclosed bilateral cotton wool spots and classic signs of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the left eye. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody testing was positive.
CONCLUSIONS: Manifestation of atypical and extensive eyelid molluscum contagiosum may warrant additional history taking, comprehensive ophthalmic examination, including dilated ophthalmoscopic examination, and HIV testing.
Published In/Presented At
Leahey AB, Shane JJ, Listhaus A, Trachtman M. Molluscum contagiosum eyelid lesions as the initial manifestation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 1997 Aug;124(2):240-1. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)70791-3. PMID: 9262550.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery