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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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Abstract

AMARO, Miguel Hage; MUCCIOLI, Cristina; ABREU, Mariza Toledo  and  BELFORT JR., Rubens. Remote hypofluorescent dots in recurrent ocular toxoplasmosis on indocyanine green angiography. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2007, vol.70, n.6, pp. 901-904. ISSN 0004-2749.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492007000600003.

PURPOSE: To report the findings of indocyanine green angiography performed in patients with recurrent ocular toxoplasmosis. METHODS: Institutional prospective analysis of 23 eyes from 23 immunocompetent patients with recurrent ocular toxoplasmosis aged between 17 and 41 years. These patients underwent a complete ocular examination including indocyanine green angiography. RESULTS: Multiple hypofluorescent spots distant from the recurrent active lesion of retinochoroidal toxoplasmosis were found in 26.08% of the patients. We also found multiple hypofluorescent satellite dots in 69.56% of the patients. CONCLUSION: These remote dots seen suggest either a more widespread choroidal involvement in this disease and this can represent simply remote collections of inflammatory cells or subclinical infection.

Keywords : Toxoplasmosis, ocular [diagnosis]; Choroiditis; Fluorescein angiography; Indocyanine green [diagnostic use]; Retinitis; Recurrence.

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