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Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología

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GOMEZ, L.; RUEDA, T.; PULIDO, C.  and  SANCHEZ-ROMAN, J.. Ocular toxocariasis: A case report. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.1, pp.49-52. ISSN 0365-6691.

Case report: We present the case of a seven-year-old male with ocular toxocariasis. The fundus of the eye showed a vitritis, as a result of which the retina could not be seen. Following treatment with systemic corticosteroids the condition evolved favorably. However, due to a papillary and peripheral granuloma that raised the macula, a vitrectomy was performed which stabilized the process. Discussion: Ocular toxocariasis is not common in developed countries. The diagnosis is based on funduscopic aspects, serology and IgG positivity of the vitreous. In relation to treatment, as the use of anthelminthics therapy is controversial, the use of corticosteroids and vitrectomy is recommended.

Keywords : Toxocariasis; granuloma; vitrectomy; corticosteroids; anthelmintics; macula.

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