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Toxemia of pregnancy pigment epitheliopathy masquerading as a heredomacular dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3832523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with toxemia of pregnancy may develop permanent alterations of the pigment epithelium that if first discovered in later life may be mistaken for a heredomacular dystrophy, a diffuse tapetoretinal dystrophy or other diseases. These nonprogressive changes are caused by multifocal areas of fibrous platelet occlusion of the choriocapillaris that usually occur just prior to or following delivery and is usually associated with a transient period of exudative retinal detachment. The pattern of pigment epithelial derangement is often sufficiently characteristic to suggest the correct diagnosis.
D M Gass; S E Pautler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0065-9533     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-15     Completed Date:  1986-05-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506106     Medline TA:  Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fluorescein Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Macular Degeneration / diagnosis*,  genetics
Middle Aged
Pigment Epithelium of Eye*
Retinal Detachment / diagnosis,  etiology*
Time Factors
Grant Support
5R01 EYO2549-07/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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