Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Revealing Coelic Disease
KeywordsCoeliac disease, Malabsorption Syndromes, retinal vein occlusion, thrombosis.
Introduction: Thrombosis has been widely reported in coeliac disease (CD) but central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is rarely described.
Case presentation: A 27-year-old woman presented with acute visual loss and was diagnosed with CRVO. Her protein S and protein C levels were low and CD was diagnosed on the basis of endoscopic, immunological and histological results. A gluten-free diet resulted in favourable evolution.
Conclusion: CD should be considered in young patients with thrombosis, especially if in an unusual location. Treatment is based on a gluten-free diet.
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