Document Detail

Glucocorticoid use represents a risk factor for central serous chorioretinopathy: a prospective, case-control study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14986014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether exposure to glucocorticoids represents a risk factor for the development of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: Prospective, case-control study. Thirty-eight consecutive patients with acute CSCR were asked to answer a specific questionnaire regarding the use of glucocorticoids, in any form, during the last month before the onset of the symptoms. An age- and sex-matched control group was also recruited. It consisted of patients attending the outpatient department for a condition other than CSCR, who were asked to answer the same questionnaire. RESULTS: Use of glucocorticoids was recorded in 11 of 38 patients (28.9%) with CSCR; 8 of them were men and 3 women. In the control group, use of glucocorticoids was recorded in 2 of 38 patients (5.2%), 1 man and 1 woman. The difference between the two groups is statistically significant (odds ratio=7.33, 95% CI=1.49-35.85, P=0.006). CONCLUSION: In this prospective, case-control study, we found that glucocorticoid use represents a risk factor for the development of CSCR.
Panagiotis Karadimas; Evrydiki A Bouzas
Related Documents :
10203284 - Oral contraceptive use and risk of gestational trophoblastic tumors.
10492794 - Episode-specific risk factors for progression of acute diarrhoea to persistent diarrhoe...
7359014 - Impaired elimination of caffeine by oral contraceptive steroids.
13679664 - Thrombophilia in young women candidate to the pill: reasons for and against screening.
24165064 - Total and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults: national health and nutrition...
16514084 - Endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation explain much of the excess cardiovas...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie     Volume:  242     ISSN:  0721-832X     ISO Abbreviation:  Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-27     Completed Date:  2005-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8205248     Medline TA:  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  800-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Retina Unit, 1st Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Dunant Hospital, 107 Mesogion Avenue, 11526 Athens, Greece.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Choroid Diseases / chemically induced*
Exudates and Transudates
Glucocorticoids / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Retinal Diseases / chemically induced*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Rabbit retinal organ culture as an in-vitro model of hepatic retinopathy.
Next Document:  Almost simultaneous onset of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome in co-workers, friends, and neighbors.