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Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • Acute placoid pigment epitheliopathy
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
  • Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment
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Overview

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an acquired, inflammatory eye condition affecting the retina, retinal pigment epithelium (pigmented layer of the retina), and choroid. It usually affects both eyes and is characterized by multiple, yellow-white lesions in the back of the eye. The condition can significantly impair visual acuity if the macula is involved.[1] APMPPE typically resolves on its own in weeks to months. While the cause is unknown, about a third of cases appear to develop after a flu-like illness.[2] Non-ocular symptoms are uncommon, but cerebral vasculitis can be present and may cause permanent and/or severe neurological complications.[1]
Last updated: 9/9/2014

References

  1. Lakshmana M Kooragayala. Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy. Medscape Reference. September 16, 2013; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1225531-overview. Accessed 9/9/2014.
  2. 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
  • AMPPE
  • APMPPE
  • Epitheliopathy, acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.