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doi: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e3181f7f75d
Case Report

VITREOUS HEMORRHAGE AS THE INITIAL MANIFESTATION OF IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

Turaka, Kiran MD; Shields, Carol L MD; Bianciotto, Carlos MD; Shields, Jerry A MD

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Abstract

Purpose: To report vitreous hemorrhage as the initial manifestation in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an uncommon presentation.

Methods: Case report.

Results: A 69-year-old white woman presented with diffuse vitreous hemorrhage as the initial manifestation of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, 12 years after plaque radiotherapy for choroidal melanoma.

Conclusion: Unexplained and recurrent vitreous hemorrhage should be evaluated for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

© 2012 Ophthalmic Communications Society, Inc.

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