[Hand, foot and mouth disease-associated maculopathy: a 2-year course]

Ophthalmologe. 2020 Aug;117(8):798-801. doi: 10.1007/s00347-019-00989-3.
[Article in German]


This article reports the case of a 35-year-old male patient with acute hand, foot and mouth disease and unilateral viral maculopathy of the right eye. In the course of 2 years an improvement of the subjective symptoms with a corresponding decrease of the findings in multimodal imaging could be observed. This case report demonstrates that acute maculopathy associated with hand, foot and mouth disease is a rare but relevant differential diagnosis with mostly good regression of symptoms and findings.

Keywords: Coxsackievirus; Imaging; OCT-A; Retinopathy; Scotoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease*
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration*
  • Male
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Retinal Diseases*