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Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec 16;5:3-4. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S15273.

Acquired unilateral rubella retinopathy in adult.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil.


The authors report an uncommon case of unilateral rubella retinopathy in an adult patient, described for the first time in medical literature. A 28-year-old healthy white man acquired a case of vasculitis and retinitis on his right eye with sudden vision loss, preceded by an acute viral disease (best correct visual acuity was 20/200). Serology examinations on several viral diseases reveled positive signs to rubella. The treatment was based on corticoids therapy due to macular commitment with final visual acuity of 20/60. Serology concluded rubella etiology, with positive levels in the acute initial stage of viral infection, even during viral retinopathy.


acquired rubella; case report; uveitis; viral retinopathy

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