Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy

Summary: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an acquired, inflammatory eye condition affecting the retina, retinal pigment epithelium (pigmented layer of the retina), and choroid. It usually affects both eyes and is characterized by multiple, yellow-white lesions ...1

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Symptoms of Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy

Symptoms: Prior to onset of the condition, about a third of people have flu-like or viral symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph glands, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and/or tenderness. Headaches may also be present. Rarely, there may be ...2

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Treatments: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy

Treatment: The treatment of APMPPE is somewhat controversial, but the general consensus is that no treatment seems to alter the course of the ocular lesions. In cases complicated by subretinal neovascularization (growth of new blood vessels), laser photocoagulation may be ...3

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment; Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy; Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy; Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment; Acute multifocal ...4

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References

  1. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 2183/ acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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