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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 200-202

Bilateral pigmented paravenous chorioretinal atrophy in a patient with tuberculosis – A case report

Department of Ophthalmology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Maharashtra, India

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Sanyukta Joshi
Flat 201, Chandravijay society, Mahatma Phule Road, Opposite Deshmukh Garden, Mulund East, Mumbai - 400 081, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_170_21

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Pigmented paravenous chorioretinal atrophy (PPCRA) refers to unilateral or bilateral pigmentation along retinal veins with changes on fundus autofluorescence and electroretinography (ERG). PPCRA cases have usually been noted as sporadic and its association with tuberculosis has rarely been demonstrated. Here, we report a case of PPCRA in a young female with tuberculosis and fundus autofluorescence and ERG findings suggestive of macula involving bilateral PPCRA. This case demonstrates the presence of PPCRA in a patient with active tuberculosis and importance of considering PPCRA as a diagnosis in patients of tuberculosis with mild diminution of vision.

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