[Purtscher-like retinopathy: case report and review of the literature].

Abstract

Purtscher's retinopathy is a rare condition, seen in patients with a history of trauma. Purtscher-like retinopathy includes the nontraumatic causes of this retinal disease, which is often misdiagnosed. The diagnosis is based on clinical settings and is supported by intravenous fluorescein angiography. We describe a case of acute, severe retinopathy in a patient experiencing a scleroderma renal crisis. We discuss the pathogeny, prognosis and treatment, which is still widely controversial.

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@article{Pina2008PurtscherlikeRC, title={[Purtscher-like retinopathy: case report and review of the literature].}, author={J Proença Pina and K Ssi-Yan-Kai and Ivan de Monchy and B . Chen - Charpentier and Herv{\'e} Offret and Marc Lab{\'e}toulle}, journal={Journal français d'ophtalmologie}, year={2008}, volume={31 6 Pt 1}, pages={609-13} }