Ocular toxoplasmosis common cause of ocular inflammation

Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.
October 2005
Ophthalmology Times;10/1/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 19, p44
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Presents comments from various experts on aspects related to toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis, a condition caused by Toxoplasma gondii infection. Toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis as the most prevalent form of posterior uveitis and the most frequent form of infectious uveitis in non-immunocompromised patients; Primary issues related to the diagnosis and management of the disease, which has been considered as the most common cause of ocular inflammation.


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