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April 1978

Congenital Ocular ToxoplasmosisPossible Occurrence in Siblings

Author Affiliations

From the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, San Francisco (Dr Stern) and the Division of Ophthalmology, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago (Dr Romano).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(4):615-617. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050311002

• In two siblings, we saw bilateral macular lesions that were consistent with the diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis. Although the congenital nature of this type of infection cannot be proven conclusively, there is considerable evidence that the lesions in our young patients were scars from congenital toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. To our knowledge, congenital ocular toxoplasmosis in siblings has not previously been reported.