Retinitis and optic neuritis in a child with chickenpox: case report and review of literature

Tappeiner, Christoph; Aebi, Christoph; Garweg, Justus G (2010). Retinitis and optic neuritis in a child with chickenpox: case report and review of literature. Pediatric infectious disease journal, 29(12), pp. 1150-1152. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181eb332c

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In immunocompetent individuals, necrotizing retinopathy is a rare complication of chickenpox. Herein, we report on a 3-year-old immunocompetent boy who developed retinitis and optic neuritis 3 days after the onset of chickenpox and compare the findings to published cases. Since macula and optic nerve were affected, visual acuity remained poor. An early diagnosis and treatment of ocular manifestations in chickenpox is imperative for the preservation of a residual visual function and prevention of blinding secondary complications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Tappeiner, Christoph; Aebi, Christoph and Garweg, Justus

ISSN:

0891-3668

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Tappeiner

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/INF.0b013e3181eb332c

PubMed ID:

20622712

Web of Science ID:

000284492500025

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2668 (FactScience: 205515)

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