[Congenital ocular toxoplasmosis and late recurrences (author's transl)]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 1981;4(2):157-65.
[Article in French]


Congenital toxoplasmosis is essentially characterized on the ophthalmological point view by a pathognomonic focus of necrotic chorioretinitis in the cicatricial stage and taking the aspect of a rose-window, which is seen in more than 50% of the cases. The late recurrences of this ocular toxoplasmosis are not rare and may be seen in nearly one third of the cases. They may be due to a congenital toxoplasmic cyst, which may exist in a healthy retina in the absence of any old cicatricial focus.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chorioretinitis / etiology
  • Chorioretinitis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Macula Lutea / pathology
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Time Factors
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / congenital*
  • Toxoplasmosis, Ocular / therapy