Retinopathy in a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by polymyositis

Toshihiko Matsuo, Sachiko Matsuura, Hideki Nakagawa

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Abstract

Background: Cotton wool spots are known to be a complication in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or with polymyositis.Case: A 53-year-old woman developed numerous cotton wool spots around the optic disc of both eyes.Observations: Fluorescein angiography disclosed capillary obstruction and microaneurysms in the early phase, followed by dye leakage in the late phase. Systemically, she showed fever, hemolytic anemia, fragmented red blood cells, thrombocytopenia, proximal muscle weakness, and elevation of serum muscle enzymes. This led to a diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by polymyositis.Conclusion: We believe that this is the first case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by polymyositis to develop cotton wool spots. Copyright (C) 2000 Japanese Ophthalmological Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Polymyositis
Wool
Fluorescein Angiography
Hemolytic Anemia
Optic Disk
Muscle Weakness
Thrombocytopenia
Fever
Coloring Agents
Erythrocytes
Muscles
Enzymes
Serum

Keywords

  • Cotton wool spots
  • Polymyositis
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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  • Ophthalmology

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Retinopathy in a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated by polymyositis. / Matsuo, Toshihiko; Matsuura, Sachiko; Nakagawa, Hideki.

In: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 03.2000, p. 161-164.

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