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Retinopathy of prematurity-mimicking retinopathy in full-term babies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10188369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to analyze the fundus findings and associated abnormalities in full-term babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)-mimicking retinopathy. In twenty-seven such babies suffering from this condition, retinal findings were retrospectively analyzed. These babies were not premature and had not required supplementary oxygen; there was no family history of the disease, and no known causes. Bilaterality and severity of retinopathy were compared between groups with associated systemic abnormalities and those without. Forty eyes in twenty-seven full-term babies had abnormal retinal findings; dragged retina accounted for 42.5%, and falciform retinal fold for 47.5%, and retrolental membrane for 10%. Nine babies had associated brain abnormalities, and in these, severe bilateral retinopathy was more likely to occur than in those without abnormalities. These results suggest that if full-term babies have associated abnormalities of the brain, the presence of retinopathy should be ascertained postnatally by cautious examination of the retina.
H Y Kim; Y S Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean journal of ophthalmology : KJO     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1011-8942     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-27     Completed Date:  1999-04-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804513     Medline TA:  Korean J Ophthalmol     Country:  KOREA (SOUTH)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications,  diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Retinal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications,  diagnosis*
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