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Volume 82, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Retinal hemorrhage is a frequently observed sign in infection. In infection, however, retinal hemorrhage is very rare; only five cases have been reported in the literature. In this case report, we review the literature and the case of 52-year-old man who had retinal hemorrhages in infection. We analyzed the structural characteristics of the lesions using fluorescein angiography and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Physicians should be aware of the possibility of retinal hemorrhage in malaria patients, even those with infection, and should consider a diagnosis of malaria in a patient with unexplained retinal hemorrhage and fever.

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  • Received : 02 Aug 2009
  • Accepted : 06 Nov 2009
  • Published online : 05 Feb 2010
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