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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329-331

Bilateral retinitis following Chikun- gunya fever

Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology and Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Kalpana Babu
Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre, 504, 40th cross, Jayanagar 8th Block, Bangalore - 560 070, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.41419

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A 35-year-old male with a history of chikungunya fever, presented with diminution of vision in the right eye of one-week duration. His best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was counting fingers 2 meters and 20/20 (Snellens) in the right and left eyes respectively. A diagnosis of neuroretinitis was made in the right eye while left eye showed features of retinitis. ELISA (serum) and polymerase chain reaction (aqueous) were positive for herpes simplex virus. The lesions did not show any response to antiviral or steroid treatment and appeared to be self-limiting. At five months follow-up, lesions had resolved well with BCVA of 20/120 and 20/20 in the right and left eyes respectively.

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