Desprendimiento del epitelio pigmentario de la retina en la retinopatía por malaria

  1. Pedro Rocha Cabrera
  2. I. Rodríguez Talavera
  3. M. J. Losada Castillo
  4. María Remedios Alemán Valls
  5. Jacob Lorenzo Morales
Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmologia

ISSN: 0365-6691

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 93

Issue: 8

Pages: 406-410

Type: Article



Case report A 45-year-old man was diagnosed with malaria with neurological involvement. Two months later he referred metamorphopsia in the left eye. Malarial retinopathy was observed in the fundus examination. The Optic Coherence Tomography (OCT) of the macula showed parafoveal pigment epithelium detachment (DEP). Specific anti-malarial treatment was initiated, with the disappearance of the retinopathy being observed. Discussion Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the retinopathy in neurological malaria. A funduscopic examination and macular OCT should be performed in these patients, as it is associated with a higher mortality when there is a retinal involvement.