Purpose: To describe a patient with a white dot syndrome associated with acute erythema infectiosum. Methods: A patient with a clinical history of erythema infectiosum and multifocal punctate white lesions at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium was followed up for an 8-month interval. Serum was tested for immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies to parvovirus B19 at the time of the initial evaluation and during convalescence using an indirect immunofluorescence antibody technique. Serial photographs and fluorescein angiograms were obtained. Results: IgM and IgG antibodies to parvovirus were detected in the serum at the time of initial evaluation; IgM antibodies had disappeared but IgG antibodies persisted in serum obtained at 1-month follow- up. Fundus evaluation revealed clinical disappearance of some lesions, with increased pigmentation of others over the course of follow-up. Conclusion: The authors have identified an adult patient who presented with a white dot syndrome associated with acute erythema infectiosum documented by serologically proved parvovirus B19 infection.
- Erythema infectiosum
- Retinal pigment epitheliopathy
- White dot syndrome