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Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy

  • Piergiorgio Neri
  • Ilir Arapi
  • Vittorio Pirani
  • Michele Nicolai
  • Andrea Saitta
  • Cesare Mariotti
  • Alfonso Giovannini
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Abstract

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is a term introduced by Gass in 1968 to describe a syndrome of multiple plaque-like post-equatorial, circumscribed, flat, gray-whitish, subretinal lesions involving the retinal pigment epithelium associated with visual loss.

Keywords

Retinal Pigment Epithelium Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Lyme Disease Optic Neuritis Severe Visual Impairment 
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Suggested Reading

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  4. Spaide R, Yannuzzi L, Slakter J. Choroidal vasculitis in acute posterior multifocal placoid epitheliopathy. Br J Ophthalmol. 1991;75:685–7.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Piergiorgio Neri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ilir Arapi
    • 3
  • Vittorio Pirani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michele Nicolai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrea Saitta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cesare Mariotti
    • 2
  • Alfonso Giovannini
    • 2
  1. 1.The Ocular Immunology ServiceUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.The Eye ClinicUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  3. 3.University Hospital Mother TeresaTiranaAlbania

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