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Turk J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct;48(5):258-261. doi: 10.4274/tjo.27085. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Toxocara Neuroretinitis Associated with Raw Meat Consumption.

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Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, İzmir, Turkey.


Neuroretinitis characterized by optic disc edema and star-like exudates in the macula was detected in a patient who presented with sudden unilateral painless vision loss and had a history of raw meat consumption. The patient tested seropositive for Toxocara. Combination therapy with steroid and albendazole resulted in an increase in visual acuity and complete resolution of clinical signs.


Toxocara; neuroretinitis; optic neuropathy; raw meat

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Conflict of Interest: Jale Menteş has served as a consultant for Allergan, Bayer and Novartis, Thea Pharma.

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