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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 303-304

Serpiginous choroiditis and acute retinal necrosis occurring in the same patient

1 Department of Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Aditi Gupta
Department of Vitreoretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai-600006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.99991

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We describe a rare association of serpiginous choroiditis with necrotizing retinitis having clinical features of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). A 23-year-old male developed ARN in the fellow eye while he was on tapering doses of immunosuppressive medications for unilateral serpiginous choroiditis. The association may represent a common viral etiology of the two diseases or may be due to the development of ARN due to general state of iatrogenic immunosuppression. This report also highlights the importance of a detailed evaluation of both the eyes on regular follow-up visits in the patients receiving iatrogenic immunosuppression.

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