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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 249-251

Acute papillitis in young female with toxoplasmosis


Department of Opthalmology, Nikookary Eye Hospital, Tabriz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Rakhshandeh Alipanahi
Department of Ophthalmology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.84060

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Papillitis and complicating acute toxoplasma retinochoroiditis, are unusual and atypical features of toxoplasmosis. This report presents a female with unusual acute papillitis. This patient had an active toxoplasmic chorioretinitis lesion that appeared to involve the optic nerve head and a major blood vessel as well as central nervous systems (CNS). Papillitis may be secondary to juxtapapillary retinitis (Jensen choroiditis). Very rarely, the optic nerve head may be the primary site of involvement. This case report illustrates a rare presentation of acute papillitis in a young immunocompetent female.


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