Vasculopathies with acute systemic diseases

Diana V. Do, Andrew P. Schachat, Ferenc Kuhn, Robert Morris, Viktoria Mester, Michael Lai, Homayoun Tabandeh, Nastaran Rafiei

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Purtscher's retinopathy was first described by Otmar Purtscher in 1910 as a syndrome of multiple, white retinal patches, superficial retinal hemorrhages, and papillitis occurring in five patients with severe head trauma [11]. He originally named this condition angiopathia retinae traumatica and hypothesized that white, superficial retinal patches were lymphatic extravasations caused by a sudden increase in intracranial pressure secondary to massive head trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Vascular Disease
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783540295419
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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    Do, D. V., Schachat, A. P., Kuhn, F., Morris, R., Mester, V., Lai, M., Tabandeh, H., & Rafiei, N. (2007). Vasculopathies with acute systemic diseases. In Retinal Vascular Disease (pp. 592-612). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.