Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 9

Acute Retinal Necrosis Misdiagnosed as Toxoplasma - Case Report

Priyanka1*, Sunita Sabarwal2 and Amber Kumar3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
2AIIMS, Bhopal, India
3Assistant Professor, AIIMS, Bhopal, India

*Corresponding Author: Priyanka, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India.

Received: August 11, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021

Abstract

  Acute retinal necrosis syndrome (ARN) is a rare necrotizing, fulminant retinopathy caused by one of the members of the herpes group of viruses with poor visual outcome if not diagnosed and treated timely. The condition occurs typically in healthy person but may occur in immunocompromised also. We report a rare case of ARN misdiagnosed as toxoplasma but timely diagnosis and treatment results in good visual outcome.

Keywords: Acute Retinal Necrosis; Acyclovir; Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Citation

Citation: Priyanka., et al. “Acute Retinal Necrosis Misdiagnosed as Toxoplasma - Case Report".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.9 (2021): 63-66.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Priyanka., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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