Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
Other Names for this Disease
- Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment
- Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
- Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
retina, retinal pigment epithelium (pigmented layer of the retina), and choroid. It usually affects both eyes and is characterized by multiple, yellow-white lesions in the back of the eye. The condition can significantly impair visual acuity if the macula is involved. APMPPE typically resolves on its own in weeks to months. While the cause is unknown, about a third of cases appear to develop after a flu-like illness. Non-ocular symptoms are uncommon, but cerebral vasculitis can be present and may cause permanent and/or severe neurological complications.Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an acquired, inflammatory eye condition affecting the
Last updated: 9/9/2014
- Lakshmana M Kooragayala. Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy. Medscape Reference. September 16, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1225531-overview. Accessed 9/9/2014.
- Epitheliopathy, Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2003; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Epitheliopathy%2C%20Acute%20Posterior%20Multifocal%20Placoid%20Pigment. Accessed 12/30/2009.
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology Web site has an information page on Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Their Web site is dedicated to educating people about eye diseases and conditions and the preservation of eye health.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.