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Choroidal vasculitis in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy.
  1. R. F. Spaide,
  2. L. A. Yannuzzi and
  3. J. Slakter
  1. LuEster Mertz Retina Research Fund, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York 10021.


    A 24-year-old Caucasian female presented with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) and associated infiltration round some of the larger choroidal blood vessels. This infiltration dissipated as the patient's clinical condition improved and did not induce any permanent alteration of the overlying retinal pigment epithelium. We suggest that the infiltration round the choroidal vessels was due to a choroidal vasculitis. The finding of choroidal inflammation in this case lends support to the hypothesis that choroidal vasculitis is an underlying pathological process in APMPPE.

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