Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis

M. S. Blumenkranz, H. J. Kaplan, J. G. Clarkson, William W Culbertson, G. A. Williams, R. C. Kleiner, R. H. Meissner

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Abstract

The authors present a series of seven patients with acute visual loss associated with mild anterior uveitis, multifocal retinal vasculitis, retinal capillary nonperfusion, retinal hemorrhage, disc swelling, and vitreitis. Oral prednisone was of some benefit in these patients and oral acyclovir was generally ineffective. Neovascular complications including retinal, disc, choroidal, and iris new vessels were common, requiring photocoagulation in five patients. Horseshoe tears developed in two patients in zones of uninvolved retina but retinal detachment did not occur. The etiology remains unknown, although it may represent either a localized ocular form of Behcet's disease or other systemic syndrome, infection with a herpes group virus other than zoster varicella virus, or a manifestation of an undefined infectious agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1672
Number of pages10
JournalOphthalmology
Volume95
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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Retinal Vasculitis
Schoenlein-Henoch Purpura
Retinal Hemorrhage
Anterior Uveitis
Human Herpesvirus 3
Acyclovir
Behcet Syndrome
Light Coagulation
Iris
Retinal Detachment
Prednisone
Tears
Retina
Viruses
Infection

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Blumenkranz, M. S., Kaplan, H. J., Clarkson, J. G., Culbertson, W. W., Williams, G. A., Kleiner, R. C., & Meissner, R. H. (1988). Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis. Ophthalmology, 95(12), 1663-1672.

Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis. / Blumenkranz, M. S.; Kaplan, H. J.; Clarkson, J. G.; Culbertson, William W; Williams, G. A.; Kleiner, R. C.; Meissner, R. H.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 95, No. 12, 01.12.1988, p. 1663-1672.

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Blumenkranz, MS, Kaplan, HJ, Clarkson, JG, Culbertson, WW, Williams, GA, Kleiner, RC & Meissner, RH 1988, 'Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis', Ophthalmology, vol. 95, no. 12, pp. 1663-1672.
Blumenkranz MS, Kaplan HJ, Clarkson JG, Culbertson WW, Williams GA, Kleiner RC et al. Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis. Ophthalmology. 1988 Dec 1;95(12):1663-1672.
Blumenkranz, M. S. ; Kaplan, H. J. ; Clarkson, J. G. ; Culbertson, William W ; Williams, G. A. ; Kleiner, R. C. ; Meissner, R. H. / Acute multifocal hemorrhagic retinal vasculitis. In: Ophthalmology. 1988 ; Vol. 95, No. 12. pp. 1663-1672.
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