Vol.29 No.2 Case Series PDF

Treatment of ocular toxoplasmosis in pregnancy

Leila I. Kump, MD, Ian Paredes, MD, C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS

To describe the course of ocular toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.

This is a retrospective, noncomparative case series of four pregnant women who were treated for ocular toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.

All of the participants had violent and treatment-resistant toxoplasma retinochoroiditis during pregnancy, leaving three of them with decreased visual acuity in spite of aggressive therapy. Termination of pregnancy appeared to help the recovery in two patients.

Pregnant state may provoke the recurrence of ocular toxoplasmosis.

Keywords: Toxoplasmosis, Retinochoroiditis, Uveitis, Pregnancy