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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 670-673

Inflammatory retinal and choroidal neovascularization in a case of post-fever immune retinitis

Department of Vitreo-Retina and Uveitis, Shri Sadguru Seva Sangh Trust, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Alok Sen
Vitreo-Retina and Uveitis Services, Shri Sadguru Seva Sangh Trust, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot - 210 204, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_67_21

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The development of retinal and choroidal neovascularization in posterior uveitis is attributed to the angio-inflammatory drive with/without ruptures in the retinal pigment epithelium-Bruch's membrane complex. We report a unique case of a 15-year-old Asian-Indian female who developed immune retinitis post-typhoid fever along with simultaneous retinal and choroidal neovascularization. After ruling out infectious etiologies, she was initiated on a course of systemic steroids considering that the retinitis had immune-mediated pathogenesis. Subsequently, the retinitis lesion and choroidal neovascular membrane healed with scarring while the retinal neovascular complex showed fibrotic regression.

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