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Proliferative sickle cell retinopathy associated with sickle cell trait and gestational diabetes: case report.
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PMID:  19668977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Proliferative sickle cell retinopathy is an uncommon complication in individuals with sickle cell trait (AS). However, the risk for proliferative retinopathy development is increased in patients with AS hemoglobinopathy associated with systemic conditions or ocular trauma. A case of a patient with AS hemoglobinopathy who developed proliferative sickle cell retinopathy after the occurrence of gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension is reported. Hemoglobin electrophoresis revealed presence of A2 5.0%, S 35.0% and A 53.2%. The present case emphasizes the importance of evaluating systemic comorbidities in patients with sickle cell trait during pregnancy since sickle cell retinopathy can progress rapidly, as well as the importance of regular eye fundus examination in these patients.
Jefferson Augusto Santana Ribeiro; Daniel da Rocha Lucena; Levy da Rocha Lucena; Rodrigo Jorge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1678-2925     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-11     Completed Date:  2009-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400645     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes, Gestational / diagnosis*
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / diagnosis*
Retinal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Sickle Cell Trait / complications*
Visual Acuity / physiology

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