General Virology and DNA Viruses
An HIV patient C/o visual disturbances. Fundus examination shows B/L retinal exudates and perivascular hemorrhages. Which of the following viruses is responsible for this retinitis
a. In HIV, CMV reactivates due to immunosuppression and manifests most commonly as chorioretinitis.
b. This chorioretinitis is called pizza pie retinopathy. CMV is the most common cause of blindness in HIV.
c. In HIV it can also cause CMV colitis, CMV esophagitis, Painful neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy.