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Brief report: Coats Disease and Cytomegalovirus Infection
Fariba Ghassemi Dr. * , Siamak Sabour Dr.
, fariba.ghassemi@gmail.com
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  Purpose: To evaluate the vascular occlusion in Coats’ disease

  Methods: In this non-comparative case series, 13 consecutive patients with Coats’ disease from January 2011 to September 2011 were included. The hypercoagulability states were evaluated in these patients.

  Results: The mean age of the patients in this series was 15.4 years. All but one patient had high
anti-Cytomegalovirus antibody (IgG) level and two third of the patients had higher than normal levels of alpha-2 globulin.

  Conclusions: It seems that there is a possible relation between history of old Cytomegalovirus old infection and ocular vascular changes in Coats’ disease deserving more evaluations in a larger series.


Keywords: Anti-Cytomegalovirus Antibody, Coats’ Disease, Globulin
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Type of Study: Short report | Subject: Vitreoretinal
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Ghassemi F, Sabour S. Brief report: Coats Disease and Cytomegalovirus Infection. Iranian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2012; 24 (2) :75-78
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