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Retinitis and optic neuritis in a child with chickenpox: case report and review of literature.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
1532-0987
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
12
Pages
1150–1152
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181eb332c
PMID: 20622712
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In immunocompetent individuals, necrotizing retinopathy is a rare complication of chickenpox. Herein, we report on a 3-year-old immunocompetent boy who developed retinitis and optic neuritis 3 days after the onset of chickenpox and compare the findings to published cases. Since macula and optic nerve were affected, visual acuity remained poor. An early diagnosis and treatment of ocular manifestations in chickenpox is imperative for the preservation of a residual visual function and prevention of blinding secondary complications.

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