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Echographic characteristics of ocular toxocariasis.
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PMID:  2023728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ocular toxocariasis most commonly presents as one of three distinct clinical syndromes: endophthalmitis, localized posterior granuloma, or peripheral granuloma. Using standardized echography, the authors studied 11 toxocariasis patients presenting with one of these syndromes. Common echographic findings were noted in ten of these patients, and included: (1) a solid, high-reflective peripheral mass, (2) a vitreous band or membranes extending between the posterior pole and the mass, and (3) a traction retinal detachment or fold from the posterior pole to the mass. These findings were present in patients presenting with leukocoria or endophthalmitis, as well as in patients in whom the peripheral nematode lesion could be visualized clinically. In combination with the history, clinical examination, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), standardized echography may be useful in establishing the diagnosis of ocular toxocariasis in cases of leukocoria in which nematode endophthalmitis is suspected.
W L Wan; M R Cano; K J Pince; R L Green
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0161-6420     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmology     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-06     Completed Date:  1991-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802443     Medline TA:  Ophthalmology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Endophthalmitis / parasitology
Eye Infections, Parasitic / ultrasonography*
Fundus Oculi
Granuloma / parasitology
Toxocariasis / ultrasonography*
Visual Acuity

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