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Altera??es oculares em crian?as com toxoplasmose congênita precoce

DOI: 10.1590/S0004-27491999000500008

Keywords: toxoplasmosis, retinochoroiditis, systemic alterations.

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purpose: to describe the ocular findings in children with early toxoplasmosis and sistemic manifestation of the disease methods: fifty children with early congenital toxoplasmosis were included in this study and all data collected from their medical charts from the hospital de clínicas de uberlandia. these children had their diagnosis based on clinical features and serological tests. all of them presented with systemic manifestations at birth and were examined by an ophthal-mologist. results: ocular manifestations were present in 86% of the patients. retinochoroiditis was the most frequent lesion and was present in 76% of the patients that underwent indirect ophthalmoscopy, being bilateral in 54% of them. neurolo-gical findings were seen in 69% of the patients with retino-choroiditis. conclusion: the authors consider that ocular manifestations are common in children with early congenital toxoplasmosis showing systemic manifestations at birth. ocular examination should be performed in all suspected or confirmed cases due to its important help not only in the diagnosis but also because it leads to early visual stimulation.

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