Presumed acquired ocular toxoplasmosis in deer hunters RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES Ross, R. D., Stec, L. A., Werner, J. C., Blumenkranz, M. S., Glazer, L., WILLIAMS, G. A. 2001; 21 (3): 226-229


To describe acquired ocular toxoplasmosis in deer hunters.The authors describe five young men presenting with flu-like symptoms followed by visual loss due to a unilateral, focal necrotizing retinitis. All five men gave a history of ingesting undercooked or uncooked venison. All five had elevated toxoplasma serology, and all five improved clinically with an antitoxoplasma regimen.In previously healthy young men, flu-like symptoms associated with visual loss and retinitis should prompt questioning about hunting and raw game meat ingestion, especially when toxoplasmosis is suspected.

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