Choroidal Involvement in Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis

James L. Kinyoun, Robert E. Kalina, Michael Klein

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Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis and lymphomatoid granulomatosis are systemic necrotizing vasculitides of unknown cause. We report similar involvement of the choriocapillaris in these two diseases. A presumed choriocapillaritis caused ischemia and infarction of the choriocapillaris-retinal pigment epithelium-outer neurosensory retina complex. Systemic corticosteroid and immunosuppressive agents were successful in controlling systemic disease and preserving useful vision. At the time of this study, one patient had not had a recurrence for 12 years, and the other patient had been asymptomatic for seven years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume105
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Systemic Vasculitis
Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Time and Motion Studies
Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Immunosuppressive Agents
Infarction
Retina
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Ischemia
Recurrence

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Choroidal Involvement in Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis. / Kinyoun, James L.; Kalina, Robert E.; Klein, Michael.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 105, No. 7, 1987, p. 939-942.

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Kinyoun, James L. ; Kalina, Robert E. ; Klein, Michael. / Choroidal Involvement in Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1987 ; Vol. 105, No. 7. pp. 939-942.
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