CHORIORETINAL INFLAMMATORY DISEASES - Noninfectious Causes
Birdshot retinochoroidopathy is a clinically distinct pattern of posterior segment inflammation of presumed autoimmune etiology.
The characteristic spots of depigmentation, usually cream-colored at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium or deeper, are the most distinctive sign of birdshot retinochoroidopathy. The lesions radiate outwards from the disc in a linear pattern that seems to follow the choroidal vessels.
The differential diagnosis includes other entities that produce a chronic mild to moderate bilateral panuveitis with choroidal infiltrates.
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