Resolution of arterial aneurysms in idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms and neuroretinitis: a case report and review of literature

Case Report
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Abstract

Purpose

To report a case of resolution of retinal arterial aneurysms in a patient of idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms and neuroretinitis (IRVAN) treated with oral steroids.

Methods

This study contains case report and review of literature.

Results

A 16-year-old girl with stage 2 IRVAN was treated with oral steroids alone. Fluorescein angiography confirmed the presence of aneurysms and absence of neovascularization in both eyes. The aneurysms resolved gradually over 4-month follow-up.

Conclusions

This case demonstrates previously unreported reversibility of arterial aneurysms with steroid therapy alone in early stages of IRVAN.

Keywords

Idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms and neuroretinitis Fluorescein angiography Steroids Vanishing aneurysms 

Notes

Authors’ contribution

Devesh Kumawat involved in acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the work; final approval of the version; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of work. Vinod Kumar gave substantial contributions to the conception/design of work and took part in acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the work; final approval of the version; and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of work.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

For this type of study, formal consent is not required.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the participant included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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