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Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.)

A presentation of longstanding toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis.


PMID 19111254

Abstract

Toxoplasmosis gondii is the most common cause of focal necrotizing retinitis in healthy individuals. This case report describes a presentation of toxoplasmosis chorioretintis and reviews the current management options. A 10-year-old Hispanic girl presented with complaints of decreased vision in her right eye for 3 weeks. The patient had presumed ocular toxoplasmosis chorioretinitis with secondary granulomatous panuveitis. She was treated successfully with Bactrim (Roche Laboratories, Nutley, New Jersey) and topical steroids and cylcoplegics. Ocular toxoplasmosis is a self-limiting disease in immunocompetent individuals; however, proper diagnosis and early intervention improves visual outcome.