HLA-A29-positive Birdshot Chorioretinopathy in a Hispanic Patient

Dina Baddar, Debra Anne Goldstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Purpose: To report the first documented case of HLA-A29+ birdshot chorioretinopathy in a Hispanic patient. Case description: A 62-year-old female from Mexico presented with a 15-year history of progressive nyctalopia, floaters, and decreasing vision. She carried multiple previous diagnoses, including posterior vitreous detachment and macular edema. Both fundi showed characteristic creamy ill-defined lesions of birdshot chorioretinopathy, mostly atrophic, with evidence of old periphlebitis and arteriolar attenuation. Bilateral macular atrophy resulted in compromised visual acuity. Workup revealed positive HLA-A29 and was negative for TB and syphilis. Conclusion: Despite having been reported almost exclusively in non-Hispanic Caucasians, HLA-A29-positive birdshot chorioretinopathy may occur in Hispanic patients. This patient's ethnicity may have resulted in a significant delay in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • Birdshot
  • HLA A29
  • race
  • retinochoroidopathy
  • uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'HLA-A29-positive Birdshot Chorioretinopathy in a Hispanic Patient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this