Other Names for this Disease
- Geographic choroiditis
- Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
- Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
- Peripapillary choriopathy
- Serpiginous choroidopathy
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The cause of serpiginous choroiditis is unknown. Speculation exists regarding an association with exposure to various toxic compounds and/or infectious agents. Some researchers believe the condition is related to an organ-specific autoimmune inflammatory process.
Last updated: 12/8/2014
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