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Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
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Overview

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy is an eye disorder characterized by the impairment of central vision in one or both eyes. It mainly affects young adults. In most cases, the disorder resolves within a few weeks without loss of visual acuity. While the cause is unknown, approximately one-third of cases appear to follow an influenza-like illness.[1]
Last updated: 12/30/2009

References

  1. Epitheliopathy, Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2003; http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Epitheliopathy%2C%20Acute%20Posterior%20Multifocal%20Placoid%20Pigment. Accessed 12/30/2009.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.