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Retinal arterial occlusion in Takayasu's arteritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16137966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's arteritis is an auto-immune disorder of the large and medium-sized arteries, commonly involving the heart and its main vessels. It is now recognised that the inflammatory process of the large arteries affects regions of the walls supplied by the vasa vasorum, suggesting that primary small vessel involvement may contribute to the development of the clinico-pathological features of Takayasu aorto-arteritis. Classical ophthalmic features of the disease result from reduced ocular perfusion, which manifests as hypoxic retinal changes such as microaneurysms, arterio-venous anastomosis and non-perfused areas. Branch retinal artery occlusion has not been previously described in this condition. This case illustrates retinal arterial occlusion as the presenting feature of Takayasu's arteritis.
Sushmita Kaushik; Amod Gupta; Vishali Gupta; Sanjay Jain; Vivek Lal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0301-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-02     Completed Date:  2006-03-07     Revised Date:  2008-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405376     Medline TA:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Fluorescein Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Fundus Oculi
Retinal Artery Occlusion / diagnosis,  etiology*
Takayasu Arteritis / complications*,  diagnosis

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