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Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and aneurysms of the abdominal aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11211000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We assessed the association between pseudoexfoliation syndrome, a common age-related fibrillopathy of unknown cause, and vascular diseases, especially aneurysms of the abdominal aorta. In a prospective single-blind study we ophthalmoscopically examined 55 patients with aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and 41 controls with carotic-artery occlusion. 24 of 55 patients with aortic aneurysm showed signs of manifest (17 of 55 patients) or early-stage (seven of 55) pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Eight of 41 control patients showed manifest (seven of 41 patients) and early (one of 41) ocular pseudoexfoliation (p=0.016). These findings, including histopathological examinations, suggest an association between aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
S Schumacher; U Schlötzer-Schrehardt; P Martus; W Lang; G O Naumann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  357     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-08     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / epidemiology*,  pathology
Case-Control Studies
Exfoliation Syndrome / epidemiology*,  pathology
Germany / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Single-Blind Method

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