Inflammatory choroiditis and papillitis from Crohn's disease in a child

J AAPOS. 2021 Feb;25(1):37-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2020.08.004. Epub 2020 Oct 27.


A 5-year-old boy had subacute painless visual loss in his left eye with disk edema, macular edema, and choroidal thickening. He was subsequently diagnosed with inflammatory papillitis and choroiditis from Crohn's disease. The disk and macular edema responded minimally to antivascular endothelial growth factor injections but significantly to intravitreal corticosteroids.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Choroiditis* / diagnosis
  • Choroiditis* / drug therapy
  • Crohn Disease* / complications
  • Crohn Disease* / diagnosis
  • Crohn Disease* / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Male
  • Papilledema* / diagnosis
  • Papilledema* / drug therapy
  • Papilledema* / etiology
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A


  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A