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Chorioretinitis

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by Stresing D

(CR; Choroiditis; Iritis; Pars Planitis)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your risk of chorioretinitis include having or having a history of an
  • Weak immune status
  • Exposure to pets, raw or undercooked meat, or contaminated water
  • HLA-A29 gene
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Ophthalmology
http://www.aao.org

National Eye Institute
http://www.nei.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of Optometrists
http://www.opto.ca

Canadian Ophthalmological Society
http://www.eyesite.ca

 

References


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Lanzafame M, Trevenzoli M, Vento S, Parrinello A. Clinical picture: tuberculous chorioretinitis. Lancet . 2001;357(9266):1390.


Yang MB. Patient complains of blurry vision in right eye for 2 weeks. Ophthalmology Times . 1997;22(12):18-20.


1/28/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Berrébi A, Assouline C, Bessières MH, et al. Long-term outcome of children with congenital toxoplasmosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;203(6):552.e1-6.

 

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