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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


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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