Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Findings In Peripheral Vitreoretinal Toxocariasis.
Author: Cella, W
Ferreira, E
Torigoe, A M S
Macchiaverni-Filho, N
Balarin, V
Abstract: To describe the morphologic alterations in ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) present in peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis. An observational prospective study of case series. Fifteen eyes of 15 patients with clinical and laboratory diagnosis of peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis were enrolled. The patients were submitted to UBM examination of the region corresponding to the pars plana of the affected eye. The most common morphologic alterations found by UBM in patients with peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis were as follows: vitreal membranes (13 cases), toxocara granuloma (11 cases), and pseudocysts (8 cases). Other less frequent findings were thickening of the ciliary body (6 cases), cystic formation (2 cases), peripheral retinal detachment (2 cases), rectification of the iris root (1 case), and posterior synechiae (1 case). UBM allows detection of well-defined morphologic alterations associated with peripheral vitreoretinal toxocariasis, being useful to reinforce the clinical diagnosis.
Subject: Adolescent
Antibodies, Helminth
Child, Preschool
Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
Eye Infections, Parasitic
Prospective Studies
Retinal Diseases
Visual Acuity
Vitreous Body
Citation: European Journal Of Ophthalmology. v. 14, n. 2, p. 132-6
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
pmed_15134110.pdf202.82 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.