Ocular toxoplasmosis: Clinical characteristics in pediatric patients

Manuel Garza-Leon, Lourdes Arellanes Garcia

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Purpose: To describe the clinical features of Ocular Toxoplasmosis in pediatric patients. Methods: A retrospective, non-comparative series of cases was studied. We reviewed the clinical records of patients 16 year old or younger diagnosed with Ocular Toxoplasmosis. Results: Forty patients (56 eyes) were included. The mean age was 9.5 yrs old. Twenty were female. Unilateral involvement was noticed in 60% of patients. The most common symptoms were strabismus (32.1%) and reduced VA in (23.2%). An inactive retinal scar was observed in most cases (71.4%). Panuveitis was found in 8 eyes (14.2%), and posterior uveitis in 7 eyes of 7 patients (12.5%); one eye presented neuroretinitis. The most frequent location of retinochoroidal lesions was the posterior pole (72.7%). Conclusions: In children, ocular toxoplasmosis is most commonly diagnosed during the inactive stage. When inflammation is present, it can be severe and frequently associated with other complications such vasculitis and papillitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-138
Number of pages9
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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