Rinsho Ganka Volume 55, Issue 5 (May 2001)

Choroidal neovascularization in a case of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis Kenichi Kimoto 1 , Shinya Tatewaki 1 , Masatoshi Furushima 1 , Kazuo Nakatsuka 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Oita Med Univ pp.966-970
Published Date 2001/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410907347
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A 34-year-old man was referred to us for vitreous hemorrhage in his right eye with visual acuity of 0.03.Funduscopy showed numerous hemorrhagic patches and subretinal exudates. Systemic studies showed Ehlers-Danlossyndrome, infectious atheroma, bilateral renal cystic lesions, and elevated serum level of antiphospholipid antibody.Following vitrectomy, choroidal neovascularization was found in the parafoveal region. When seen again for rupture ofhis left kidney, total retinal detachment was present. Histopathology showed xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis causedby Staphylococcus aureus. Punctate lesions in the retinal pigment epithelium occurred in the left eye after nephrectomy.This case illustrates that choroidal neovascularization may be induced by various factors.

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