A young Japanese man with relentless placoid chorioretinitis.

Published on Nov 1, 2005in Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology1.725
· DOI :10.1007/S10384-005-0241-9
Tadashi Orihara4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Kyorin University),
Toshiko Wakabayashi7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Kyorin University)
+ 4 AuthorsTetsuo Hida27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Kyorin University)
Jones and colleagues described a clinical entity they called relentless placoid chorioretinitis, characterized by features similar to both acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) and serpiginouschoroiditis, but with atypical features for either of these diseases. 1 Here we describe a young Japanese man with what we believe fits their description of relentless placoid chorioretinitis.
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