Acute idiopathic maculopathy with coxsackievirus infection

Edward H. Hughes*, Alex P. Hunyor, Mark Gorbatov, I. Van Ho

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Purpose: To report a case of visual loss immediately after hand, foot, and mouth disease and demonstrate the high-resolution optical coherence tomography findings. Methods: A retrospective case report of a 19-year-old nursery worker with resolving hand, foot, and mouth disease and acute unilateral visual loss. Results: The clinical features were characteristic of unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy. High-resolution optical coherence tomography demonstrated highly reflective subretinal material at the macula of one eye with disruption of the photoreceptor inner segment/outer segment junction. Vision remained poor for 4 weeks when there was rapid recovery coinciding with reconstitution of the inner segment/outer segment junction on optical coherence tomography. Conclusion: Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy may be caused by Coxsackievirus infection. Optical coherence tomography and clinical findings suggest an acute viral retinal pigment epitheliitis to be the main pathologic feature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-21
Number of pages3
JournalRetinal Cases and Brief Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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