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Serpiginous choroiditis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Geographic choroiditis
  • Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
  • Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
  • Peripapillary choriopathy
  • Serpiginous choroidopathy
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Cause

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What causes serpiginous choroiditis?

The cause of serpiginous choroiditis is unknown.[1][2] Speculation exists regarding an association with exposure to various toxic compounds and/or infectious agents.[1][3] Some researchers believe the condition is related to an organ-specific autoimmune inflammatory process.[4]
Last updated: 12/8/2014

References
  1. Tewari A, Eliott D. White Dot Syndromes. Medscape Reference. December 10, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1227778-overview. Accessed 12/8/2014.
  2. Choroiditis, Serpiginous. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2003; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1011/viewAbstract. Accessed 12/8/2014.
  3. Gupta A, Biswas J. Serpiginous choroiditis and acute retinal necrosis occurring in the same patient. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2003; 61(6):303–304. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744787/. Accessed 12/8/2014.
  4. Khanamiri N, Rao NA. Serpiginous choroiditis and infectious multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2013; 58(3):203-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23541041. Accessed 12/8/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Geographic choroiditis
  • Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
  • Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
  • Peripapillary choriopathy
  • Serpiginous choroidopathy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.