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To describe a young male with bilateral sequential Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) as the presenting feature of Dyskeratosis Congenita. A 25-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative male developed CMVR in his left eye, while on a three week course of oral valganciclovir therapy for CMV retinitis in his right eye. Systemic examination revealed reticular hypopigmentation of the forearms, dystrophic nails, oral leukoplakia and complete blood counts showed pancytopenia. A diagnosis of Dyskeratosis Congenita was confirmed with genetic testing. CMVR in non-HIV individuals should be considered as a harbinger of systemic immunosuppressive conditions. Ophthalmologists may be the first ones to suspect and diagnose congenital immunosuppressive disorders like Dyskeratosis Congenita in these patients.


Atul Arora, Ramandeep Singh, Mohit Dogra. Bilateral cytomegalovirus retinitis as the presenting feature of Dyskeratosis Congenita. European journal of ophthalmology. 2023 May;33(3):NP122-NP125

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PMID: 35243907

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