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Chorioretinopathy, Birdshot type

Orpha number ORPHA179
Synonym(s) -
Prevalence Unknown
  • Unknown
Age of onset Adulthood
  • H30.1
  • C1853959
  • C537630
MedDRA -


Birdshot chorioretinopathy is a granulomatous inflammation of choroid and retina characterized by multiple cream/ orange colored, hypopigmented choroidal lesions in the fundus and a strong association with HLA A29. It is a chronic, progressive and sight threatening disease; the patients present with blurred vision, floaters, photopsia, scotoma and nyctalopia eventually leading to loss of vision. Early introduction of immunomodulatory therapy is important to preserve vision and induce long-term remission.

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