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Necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar; 141(3):577-9.AJ

Abstract

PURPOSE

To describe a case of bilateral necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

DESIGN

Interventional case report.

METHODS

A 52-year-old Asian woman developed eosinophilic meningitis after eating several undercooked snails. One week later, sudden onset of vision loss was noted in both eyes. Widespread yellow retinal exudates were accompanied by bullous retinal detachment in both eyes.

RESULTS

Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection was confirmed by positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of the serum and cerebrospinal fluid, and a positive Western blot test of the subretinal fluid. After treatment with mebendazole, levamisole, and corticosteroid, these necrotizing patches regressed gradually. However, the final visual acuity was no light perception.

CONCLUSIONS

Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection should be considered as one of the causes of necrotizing retinitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No. 201 Section 2 Shih-Pai Road, 112 Taipei, Taiwan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16490516

Citation

Liu, I-Hsien, et al. "Necrotizing Retinitis Induced By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis." American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 141, no. 3, 2006, pp. 577-9.
Liu IH, Chung YM, Chen SJ, et al. Necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;141(3):577-9.
Liu, I. H., Chung, Y. M., Chen, S. J., & Cho, W. L. (2006). Necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 141(3), 577-9.
Liu IH, et al. Necrotizing Retinitis Induced By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;141(3):577-9. PubMed PMID: 16490516.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. AU - Liu,I-Hsien, AU - Chung,Yu-Mei, AU - Chen,Shih-Jen, AU - Cho,Wen-Long, PY - 2005/02/24/received PY - 2005/09/26/revised PY - 2005/09/27/accepted PY - 2006/2/24/pubmed PY - 2006/3/28/medline PY - 2006/2/24/entrez SP - 577 EP - 9 JF - American journal of ophthalmology JO - Am J Ophthalmol VL - 141 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To describe a case of bilateral necrotizing retinitis induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 52-year-old Asian woman developed eosinophilic meningitis after eating several undercooked snails. One week later, sudden onset of vision loss was noted in both eyes. Widespread yellow retinal exudates were accompanied by bullous retinal detachment in both eyes. RESULTS: Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection was confirmed by positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of the serum and cerebrospinal fluid, and a positive Western blot test of the subretinal fluid. After treatment with mebendazole, levamisole, and corticosteroid, these necrotizing patches regressed gradually. However, the final visual acuity was no light perception. CONCLUSIONS: Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection should be considered as one of the causes of necrotizing retinitis. SN - 0002-9394 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16490516/Necrotizing_retinitis_induced_by_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9394(05)01075-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -