Progressive outer retinal necrosis and immunosuppressive therapy in myasthenia gravis

TitreProgressive outer retinal necrosis and immunosuppressive therapy in myasthenia gravis
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurCoisy, S., Ebran, Jean-Marc, Milea, Dan
EditeurKarger
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2014
LangueAnglais
Date2014
Numéro1
Pagination132 - 7
Volume5
Titre de la revueCase Reports in Ophthalmology
ISSN1663-2699
Résumé en anglais

INTRODUCTION: Progressive outer retinal necrosis (PORN) is a rare but devastating infectious retinitis associated with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and responsible for severe visual loss. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old man treated for generalized myasthenia with oral azathioprine and prednisone presented with severe unilateral necrotizing retinitis. Polymerase chain reaction of the aqueous and vitreous humors was diagnostic for VZV PORN. CONCLUSION: VZV PORN is a severe potential ocular complication of immunosuppression, prompting urgent diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua8378
DOI10.1159/000362662
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000362662

Titre abrégéCase Rep Ophthalmol