Pathogenesis of Purtscher's retinopathy

  title={Pathogenesis of Purtscher's retinopathy},
  author={Wolfgang J Behrens-Baumann and G. Scheurer and Henrike Schroer},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
Laboratory and clinical observations have implicated microparticles in the pathogenesis of Purtscher's retinopathy, which leads to the occlusion of small arterioles. These microparticles may be caused by aggregated leukocyte platelets or fibrin clots. The phenonomen of intravascular coagulation is well known following trauma or acute pancreatitis. Purtscher's retinopathy is linked with both diseases. To support this presumed pathogenesis of Purtscher's retinopathy, fibrin clots ranging in size… CONTINUE READING


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