Choroidal Involvement in Systemic Necrotizing Vasculitis

James L. Kinyoun, Robert E. Kalina, Michael L. Klein

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Wegener's granulomatosis and lymphomatoid granulomatosis are systemic necrotizing vasculitides of unknown cause. We report similar involvement of the choriocapillaris in these two diseases. A presumed choriocapillaritis caused ischemia and infarction of the choriocapillaris-retinal pigment epithelium-outer neurosensory retina complex. Systemic corticosteroid and immunosuppressive agents were successful in controlling systemic disease and preserving useful vision. At the time of this study, one patient had not had a recurrence for 12 years, and the other patient had been asymptomatic for seven years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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