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Chorioretinitis Causes & Risks

Causes

Chorioretinitis may be caused by infection or by autoimmune diseases, including HIV/AIDS , syphilis , sarcoidosis , and tuberculosis . It is sometimes caused by an infection that you experienced when you were young; symptoms of chorioretinitis may not appear for 10 to 20 years.

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing chorioretinitis. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:

  • If you have or have had an autoimmune or infectious disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis , sacrcoidosis, syphilis, or tuberculosis

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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