MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA-ASSOCIATED CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION—BEVACIZUMAB INTRAVITREAL INJECTION AND LASER TREATMENT
To report a rare case of bilateral subretinal granulomas with choroidal neovascularization after Mycoplasma pneumoniae atypical pneumonia.Methods:
Presentation of a 7-year-old girl, who showed bilateral atypical subretinal granulomas with choroidal neovascularization. Visual acuity was 20/20 oculus dexter and 20/200 oculus sinister. Evaluation revealed a systemic Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection with pulmonary involvement. Successful ocular treatment was performed by intravitreal injection of Bevacizumab and laser photocoagulation.Results:
Visual acuity was unchanged 36 months after treatment. No further subretinal lesions were seen oculus uterque.Conclusion:
To the best of their knowledge and according to literature this patient report is the first one of subretinal granuloma formation after pneumonia due to mycoplasma infection. Since Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common pathogen, especially in children and young adults, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any febrile illness accompanied by ocular signs.