A description of a case of white circular iris atrophy associated with coinfeccion of varicella zoster virus and toxoplasma: a case report.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Objective: to report a case of white circular atrophy of the iris associated with uveitis coinfection of the varicella zoster virus and Toxoplasma gondii in Bogotá, Colombia.
Clinical case: a 53-year-old Colombian patient with a history of chronic anterior uveitis in the left eye with varicella zoster and positive toxoplasma by aqueous humor PCR and serology and secondary ocular hypertension. In February 2016, he began with episodes of ocular pain, hyperemia, photophobia, and decreased visual acuity in the left eye. He has been treated with Bactrim and Aciclovir orally, with partial and temporary improvement, but reactivation of the uveitis. She consulted the Barraquer Clinic for a second opinion in March 2016 due to worsening symptoms. Currently, in treatment with Aciclovir, Krytantek, Gaap, Zebesten, Flumetol, with persistent hyperemia, poor vision and occasional pain in the left eye.
Conclusion and significance: This report is the first case report published worldwide on diffuse white circular atrophy of the iris associated with varicella zoster virus and toxoplasma gondii coinfection. In our bibliographical research we did not find any identical case.

Commitments / Obligations

Being a case report, it does not require approval from the ethics committee. The authors certify that they obtained the consent and informed assent of the patient. In these, the patient has given consent for their images and clinical information to be reported in the article. The patient understands that neither his name nor his initials will be published and an effort will be made to keep his identity private, however, anonymity cannot be guaranteed.
Effective start/end date9/10/197/10/20

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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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