Saturday, June 16, 2007

Serpiginous choroiditis-like picture due to ocular toxoplasmosis

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2007 Mar-Apr;15(2):127-30.

Serpiginous choroiditis-like picture due to ocular toxoplasmosis

Mahendradas P, Kamath G, Mahalakshmi B, Shetty KB.

Department of Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Narayana Nethralaya. Bangalore.

Purpose: To report an atypical presentation of ocular toxoplasmosis in the form of serpiginous choroiditis-like picture in an immunocompetent individual. Methods: Case report: A 32-year-old man with blurred vision in the left eye showed serpiginous choroiditis-like appearance. Fundus fluorescein angiography and relevant laboratory tests including anti-toxoplasma serology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in aqueous humor were performed. Results: The serology in blood and PCR in aqueous humor were positive for Toxoplasma gondii infection. The patient was treated with anti-toxoplasma antimicrobials and systemic steroids. At the end of six weeks of treatment the fundus lesions had healed well, with good visual recovery. Conclusions: Serpiginous choroiditis-like picture can be an atypical manifestation of ocular Toxoplasma gondii infection.

PMID: 17558839 [PubMed - in process]

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