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Acquired unilateral rubella retinopathy in adult

Authors Damasceno E, Damasceno N, Galvarro Vianna

Published 16 December 2010 Volume 2011:5 Pages 3—4

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S15273

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Nadyr Damasceno1, Eduardo Damasceno1, Eduardo Souza2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Universidade Federal of São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Abstract: The authors report an uncommon case of unilateral rubella retinopathy in an adult patient, described for the first time in medical literature. A 28-year-old healthy white man acquired a case of vasculitis and retinitis on his right eye with sudden vision loss, preceded by an acute viral disease (best correct visual acuity was 20/200). Serology examinations on several viral diseases reveled positive signs to rubella. The treatment was based on corticoids therapy due to macular commitment with final visual acuity of 20/60. Serology concluded rubella etiology, with positive levels in the acute initial stage of viral infection, even during viral retinopathy.

Keywords: viral retinopathy, acquired rubella, uveitis, case report

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