A case of dengue maculopathy with spontaneous recovery
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AbstractPurpose: To report a case of dengue maculopathy, which resolved spontaneously without treatment. Methods: A 25-year-old female patient with good past health was admitted to a general hospital in Hong Kong with fever of unknown origin after traveling to Indonesia. Based on the clinical features and a positive real-time polymerase chain reaction for dengue virus type 1, she was diagnosed with dengue fever. The patient developed dengue maculopathy mainly affecting the vision of her left eye. Abnormalities on a multifocal electroretinogram showed bilateral involvement. Results: As there is no proven treatment for dengue maculopathy, the patient opted for observation. Her vision returned to normal within 3 weeks. Conclusion: Dengue maculopathy can cause severe visual loss and may resolve without treatment. Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
All Author(s) ListLuk F.O.-J., Chan C.K.-M., Lai T.Y.-Y.
Journal nameCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume Number4
Issue Number2
PublisherKarger AG
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Pages28 - 33
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsDengue fever, Electroretinogram, Maculopathy, Viral infection

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