Atypical posterior pole retinitis

Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Saurabh Mistry, Saurabh Luthra, M Das Shrutanjoy M Das, Varsha Sekar, Ekta Rishi, Jyotirmay Biswas

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Purpose: Necrotizing retinopathy is an uncommon, devastating, potentially blinding condition, which can be seen in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. The purpose of this case is to report a new subset of necrotizing viral retinopathy. Observation: A 34-year old lady presented to our outpatient department with sudden diminution of vision in both eyes following a brief history of viral fever with vesicular rashes. Fundus examination showed areas of necrotizing retinitis in posterior pole involving macula with scattered superficial retinal hemorrhages, cotton-wool spots in both the eyes. She was treated with intravenous acyclovir and oral valacyclovir. Conclusion and importance: Our case may represent a new subset of necrotizing viral retinopathy, which may intermediate the clinical pictures of acute retinal necrosis and progressive outer retinal necrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100494
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute retinal necrosis
  • Necrotizing retinopathy
  • Progressive outer retinal necrosis
  • Viral retinitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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