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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 667-669

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy following human papilloma virus vaccination

Baskent University Istanbul Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rengin Aslihan Kurt
Baskent University Istanbul Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Oymac. Sokak No:7 34662 Altunizade/ Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3214_20

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A thirty-five-year-old female patient presented with bilateral decreased vision and scotomas in her visual field in both eyes, two weeks after a second dose of human papilloma virus vaccination. After detailed ophthalmological examination she was diagnosed with APMPPE. Due to the visual deterioration shortly after the diagnosis, she was treated with oral prednisolone 1mg/kg. Her visual acuity improved to 20/32 in the right eye and 20/25 in the left eye in the first week, to 20/20 in both eyes in the first month of treatment. Despite rare, HPV vaccination may cause posterior uveitis in form of APMPPE.

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