Acute acquired toxoplasma retinitis may present similarly to unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy

Douglas F. Lieb, Ingrid U. Scott, Harry W. Flynn, Janet L. Davis, Suzanne M. Demming

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Abstract

Purpose To describe a patient with acquired toxoplasma retinitis that shared similarities with unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy. Design Interventional case report. Methods Interventional case report. Results A 39-year-old woman presented with sudden unilateral vision loss in the right eye after a flu-like illness. She had retinitis involving the fovea, subretinal fluid, thickening of the retinal pigment epithelium, and a few vitreous cells; the retinitis resolved with antitoxoplasma antibiotic treatment. Conclusions Acute acquired toxoplasma retinitis may present similarly to unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-942
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume137
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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