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A case of Coats' disease in a low-birth-weight infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16286803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of Coats' disease in a 3-month-old male infant. METHOD: Interventional case report. We examined a male infant, born at 33 weeks of gestation, who did not receive ventilation with oxygen after birth. RESULT: In this patient, the left fundus showed telangiectasia and tortuosity at 3 months of age. His right eye showed no abnormality in the fundus. A month later, in addition to the presence of abnormal vessels, microaneurysms and exudation also appeared. The patient was diagnosed to have Coats' disease and both the abnormal vessels and microaneurysms in the temporal fundus were treated by laser photocoagulation. Six months later, the left fundus showed a resolution of the abnormal vessels and exudation. CONCLUSION: Most instances of Coats' disease occurring in an infant tend to already be severely advanced when diagnosed. Early and appropriate treatment of patients with Coats' disease makes it possible to stabilize and thus improve the outcome.
Keiko Maruoka; Masahiro Yamamoto; Hikaru Fujita; Yoshihisa Tahara; Tatsuro Ishibashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  219     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-15     Completed Date:  2006-01-17     Revised Date:  2007-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Ophthalmology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Fluorescein Angiography
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Laser Coagulation
Retinal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Retinal Vessels / pathology*,  surgery
Telangiectasis / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery

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