Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in HIV-1 Infected Female Patients
AIDS is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) presently affecting over 1.5 million people in the United States. While affecting less than 1% of the general population, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) occurs in greater than 20% of males infected with HIV.1 In our preliminary survey of HIV infected females, we found 17% had clinical signs and symptoms compatible with KCS.2
KeywordsBlindness Refrigeration Keratoconjunctivitis
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