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  • Treatment of CMV retinitis in pts with AIDS.
  • Prevention of CMV disease in kidney, heart, and kidney-pancreas transplant pts at high risk for CMV disease (e.g., donor positive, recipient negative). Not indicated in liver transplant pts.


  • Prevention of CMV retinitis of the contralateral eye in pts treated with intraocular ganciclovir implant.
  • Treatment of GI CMV disease (in pts tolerating PO intake).

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Last updated: November 9, 2011