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Proliferative retinopathy and toxemia of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2438970     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retinopathy occurring during toxemia of pregnancy generally shows the features of hypertensive retinopathy. The authors describe the case of a patient with bilateral peripheral neovascularizations following toxemia of pregnancy. The likely pathogenesis is ascribed to the development of ischemic areas, which can be determined by microthrombus formation. Presently, low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation is considered very important in the pathogenesis of toxemia of pregnancy. After panretinal fluorangiography, a selective photocoagulation of ischemic areas was performed. The regression of neovascularizations was observed after one month. No similar case report could be found in the literature.
R Brancato; U Menchini; F Bandello
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-16     Completed Date:  1987-07-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eye / blood supply
Fluorescein Angiography
Light Coagulation
Neovascularization, Pathologic / complications,  pathology
Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
Retinal Diseases / complications*,  pathology,  therapy

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