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Rare disease
Presumed fungal retinitis associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei


Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare malignant growth characterised by the progressive accumulation of mucus-secreting (mucinous) tumour cells within the abdomen and pelvis.1 No previous ophthalmic associations have been reported with this condition. We present a case involving this rare cancer and fungal retinitis. Our patient developed a florid retinitis, which was thought to have a fungal aetiology, most likely because he was immunocompromised. Numerous factors are thought to have contributed to the development of ocular symptoms. He was treated appropriately and recovered his vision well. A holistic, multidisciplinary approach should be adopted when managing these patients.

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