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Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy following varicella vaccine
  1. Howard F Fine (hffine{at},
  2. Esther Kim (eskim414{at},
  3. Thomas E. Flynn (tomflynn{at},
  4. Nuno L. Gomes (nunolgomes{at},
  5. Stanley Chang (sc434{at}
  1. Columbia University, United States
  2. Columbia University, United States
  3. Columbia University, United States
  4. Columbia University, United States
  5. Columbia University, United States


    Acute posterior multifocal pigment placoid epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is characterized by acute painless visual loss in association with multiple, flat, cream-colored lesions with indistinct margins located in the posterior pole at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or choroid. The condition is typically bilateral, affects patients under the age of 30 years, and has a good visual prognosis.1 We report a case of APMPPE in a child following administration of the live, attenuated varicella vaccine Varivax (Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey).

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