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Branch retinal arterial occlusion associated with toxoplasmic chorioretinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15385198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Ocular toxoplasmosis can cause a variety of retinal vascular changes including branch retinal arterial occlusion, which is a rare complication of the disease. PATIENT AND METHODS: We report a case of toxoplasmic chorioretinitis in a pregnant woman, who developed branch retinal arterial obstruction adjacent to the active chorioretinitis lesion. RESULTS: The patient received an appropriate steroid and antibiotic treatment and the retinitis lesion resolved over a six-week period. At two months after diagnosis, visual acuity in her right eye was 20/30 and there was a hyperpigmented scar at the site where active retinitis had been observed. CONCLUSION: Especially in young patients with branch retinal vascular occlusion associated with posterior uveitis, the diagnosis of ocular toxoplasmosis should be kept in mind and serologic test results should be obtained.
Authors:
Cem Küçükerdönmez; Gürsel Yilmaz; Yonca A Akova
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ocular immunology and inflammation     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0927-3948     ISO Abbreviation:  Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-23     Completed Date:  2004-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312169     Medline TA:  Ocul Immunol Inflamm     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. drcemk@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
Chorioretinitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Clindamycin / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Female
Fluorescein Angiography
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Humans
Pregnancy
Retinal Vein Occlusion / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Toxoplasma / immunology
Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  parasitology*
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Antibodies, Protozoan; 0/Glucocorticoids; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin; 8064-90-2/Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination

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