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COMMODARO, Alessandra G et al. Ocular toxoplasmosis: an update and review of the literature. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2009, vol.104, n.2, pp.345-350. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762009000200030.
Ocular toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of posterior uveitis worldwide. The infection can be acquired congenitally or postnatally and ocular lesions may present during or years after the acute infection occur. Current treatment controls ocular infection and inflammation, but does not prevent recurrences. We present a review and update on ocular toxoplasmosis and address misconceptions still found in the current medical literature.
Keywords : ocular toxoplasmosis; diagnosis; treatment and ocular lesions.