Other Names for this Disease
- Geographic choroiditis
- Geographic helicoid peripapillary choroidopathy (GHPC)
- Geographic serpiginous choroiditis
- Peripapillary choriopathy
- Serpiginous choroidopathy
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 Affected individuals have lesions in the eye that last from weeks to months and involve scarring of the eye tissue. Recurrence of these lesions is common in serpiginous choroiditis. Vision loss may occur in one or both eyes when the macula is involved.  Treatment options involve anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing medications.Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare inflammatory eye condition that typically develops between age 30 and 70 years.
Last updated: 9/16/2013
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- Tewari A, Eliott D. White Dot Syndromes. Medscape Reference. December 10, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1227778-overview. Accessed 12/8/2014.
- 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.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Serpiginous choroiditis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.