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Asymptomatic Bilateral Chorioretinal Lesions in Chronic Hepatitis C: Case Report

Background: Hepatitis C is an infection caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV) with both hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations and involving 3% of world population. Chronic infection develops in 70- 80% of the patients. Current recommended treatment is in a combination of ribavirin and peginterferon alfa (PEG-IFN) which is effective in less than 50% of HCV genotype 1 infection. Novel therapy with protease inhibitors such as Telaprevir has...

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Oculocutaneous Albinism. A Case Report

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Silvia Monteiro_1 Introduction: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a group of inherited disorders of melanin biosynthesis characterized by a generalized reduction in pigmentation of hair, skin and eyes. The prevalence of all forms of albinism varies considerably worldwide and has been estimated at approximately 1/17,000, suggesting that about 1 in 70 people carry a gene for OCA. The clinical spectrum of OCA ranges, with...

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Retinal Vascular Tortuosity and Recurrent ME in Crohn Disease: A Rare Ocular Manifestation or an Independent Vascular Pathology?

SCIENTIFIC POSTER_Silvia Monteiro_2 Introduction: Crohn’s disease (CD) is primarily considered an inflammatory condition of the small and large intestine, although associated extraintestinal inflammation is relatively common. Extra-intestinal manifestations of CD occur in one third of patients. Ocular complications are infrequent, occurring in less than 10% of cases, but can be associated with significant morbidity. Ocular manifestations...

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