Diffuse unilateral subacuteneuroretinitis (DUSN)

J. Fernando Arévalo, Reinaldo A. Garcia, Luis Suarez Tata, Carlos Alexandre De Amorim Garcia, Fernando Ore, Andre Luiz Land Curi, Emmett T. Cunningham

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Abstract

Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) is a usually unilateral in flammatory disease characterized by an insidious, usually severe, loss of peripheral and central vision. Clinical characteristics are manifested in early and late stages. Parasites of different sizes and several species of nematodes have been reported as the etiology of DUSN without conclusive evidence about the speci fic agent. Because serologic testing has been variable, the de finitive diagnosis is made when the clinical characteristics of DUSN are found in conjunction with an intraocular worm. Laser photocoagulation, pars plana vitrectomy, thiabendazole, and albendazole have been used to treat DUSN with variable success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal and Choroidal Manifestations of Selected Systemic Diseases
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages23-35
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781461436461
ISBN (Print)9781461436454
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Ancylostoma caninum
  • Baylisascaris procyonis
  • Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN)
  • Toxocara canis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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