MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA-ASSOCIATED CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION—BEVACIZUMAB INTRAVITREAL INJECTION AND LASER TREATMENT

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Abstract

Purpose:

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.

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