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Retinal vein occlusion during flare of multicentric Castleman's disease

Authors Kozak I, Reid EG

Received 2 May 2013

Accepted for publication 11 June 2013

Published 15 August 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 1647—1649


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Igor Kozak,1,2 Erin G Reid3

1King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2University of California San Diego, Jacobs Retina Center at the Shiley Eye Center, La Jolla, CA, USA; 3University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center, AIDS Malignancy Consortium, La Jolla, CA, USA

Abstract: We report a case of successive bilateral retinal vein occlusion in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive male with multicentric Castleman's disease treated successfully with a single injection of intravitreal bevacizumab. Castleman's disease should be a differential diagnosis of occlusive retinovascular disease and, occasionally, ocular manifestation can lead to systemic diagnosis.

Keywords: retinal vein occlusion, Castleman's disease, intravitreal bevacizumab

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