Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Morgan Gaunt, Patricia Davis, Andrew G. Lee, Michael S. Lee

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A 21-year-old Hispanic woman presented with a history of spontaneous miscarriage developed palpable purpura and transient visual loss followed by permanent vision loss OD, secondary to a central retinal artery occlusion with concomitant optic disk edema. The differential diagnosis for vascular occlusion in systemic lupus erythematosus includes antiphospholipid antibody, systemic lupus erythematosus-related vasculitis, hypercoaguable state, or Libman-Sachs endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)636-640
Number of pages5
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors reported no proprietary or commercial interest in any product mentioned or concept discussed in this article. This work was supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant to the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., NY, NY (AGL, MSL) and the Lions Club of Minnesota (MSL).

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  • Libman-Sachs endocarditis
  • differential diagnosis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • vision loss

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