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Persistent visual loss after retinochoroidal infarction in pregnancy-induced hypertension and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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A 40-year-old woman had pregnancy-induced hypertension, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), choroidal infarction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) high-signal abnormalities in the occipital regions. With successful treatment of the hypertension and spontaneous resolution of the DIC, the MRI signal abnormalities resolved, but visual acuity remained decreased because of damage to the retina and choroid. This case demonstrates that pregnancy-induced hypertension, particularly if co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
128-130
Publication date:
2005-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1536-5166
ISSN:
1070-8022
URN:
uuid:905dafe8-b0c9-4e44-9ffe-0a51d8e0e50e
Source identifiers:
254184
Local pid:
pubs:254184

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