Macular branch retinal artery occlusion as the first manifestation of ocular toxoplasmosis

Kianersi, Farzan. and Ghanbari, Heshmatollah. and Naderi Beni, Afsaneh. and Naderi Beni, Zahra. and Fesharaki, Hamid. and Ahmadi, Mostafa. (2013) Macular branch retinal artery occlusion as the first manifestation of ocular toxoplasmosis. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports, 7 (4). pp. 391-394.

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Background: Ocular toxoplasmosis can cause a variety of retinal vascular changes including branch retinal arterial occlusion, which is a rare complication of the disease. Methods: An unusual toxoplasma chorioretinitis presenting a macular branch retinal arterial occlusion adjacent to the active chorioretinitis lesion is reported. Results: The patient received an appropriate steroid and antibiotic treatment, and the retinitis lesion resolved over a 6-week period. At 2 months after diagnosis, visual acuity in her left eye was 20/30 and there was a hyperpigmented scar at the site where active retinitis had been observed. Conclusion: As this branch vascular obstruction may change the appearance of the fundus and obscure the initial inflammatory focus, ocular toxoplasmosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of branch retinal vascular occlusion associated with posterior uveitis, particularly in young patients. Copyright © by Ophthalmic Communications Society Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: folinic acid; mydriatic agent; prednisone; pyrimethamine; steroid; sulfadiazine, adult; antibiotic therapy; article; branch retinal artery occlusion; case report; chorioretinal scar; chorioretinitis; chorioretinopathy; differential diagnosis; drug dose reduction; drug response; female; human; Iran; ophthalmoscopy; toxoplasma chorioretinitis; toxoplasmosis; visual acuity; visual field defect; visual system examination
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Ophthalmology
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 04:03

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