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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009 Sep-Oct;17(5):361-3. doi: 10.3109/09273940903090189.

Retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) in a 42-year-old woman with syphilitic retinitis.

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Athens University, Ophthalmology Department, ATTIKON Hospital, Athens, Greece. petrospetrou01@yahoo.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To present a case of a young individual with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) on the background of syphilitic retinitis.

METHODS/DESIGN:

Interventional case report.

RESULTS:

A 42-year-old Caucasian with confirmed diagnosis of syphilitic retinitis in both eyes revealed the existence of RAP in the RE that responded well to one session of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide and photodynamic therapy.

CONCLUSION:

To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of RAP in such a young individual. Further research is required in order to examine the possibility of inflammation playing a role in the pathophysiology of RAP.

PMID:
19831573
DOI:
10.3109/09273940903090189
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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