Retinitis pigmentosa and congenital toxoplasmosis: a rare coexistence

Chhabra, Manpreet S.; Prakash, Gunjan; Vashisht, Nagender; Garg, S P
July 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jul2007, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p303
Academic Journal
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We describe a previously unreported co-existence of retinitis pigmentosa and congenital toxoplasmosis. An eight year old male presented to our center with complaints of decreased night vision. Fundus evaluations in both the eyes demonstrated features typical of retinitis pigmentosa. There were well-defined punched out healed chorio-retinal scars suggestive of congenital toxoplasmosis. On the basis of history, clinical findings and reduction of a and b wave amplitudes on scotopic and photopic electroretinograph, a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa with congenital toxoplasmosis was made. Retinitis pigmentosa may co-exist with congenital toxoplasmosis that may affect the patient's overall ocular morbidity and visual acuity.


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