Angiography of inflammatory diseases in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients

J. Fernando Arevalo, Reinaldo A. Garcia, Lourdes Arellanes-Garcia, Jans Fromow-Guerra

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Abstract

Retinal fluorescein angiography (FA) constitutes a valuable study in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inflammatory eye diseases.1 Changes in fluorescence secondary to inflammation are divided into those that produce a hyperfluorescent image and those that produce hypofluorescence (Table 6.1).2 Hyperfluorescence may be secondary to abnormal blood vessels, dye filtration or to a defect in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), allowing the choroidal circulation to become more apparent. Hypofluorescence is due to a block in fluorescence (i.e., pigment accumulation) or to a defect in vascular filling.2

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages133-154
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780387689869
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Arevalo, J. F., Garcia, R. A., Arellanes-Garcia, L., & Fromow-Guerra, J. (2009). Angiography of inflammatory diseases in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. In Retinal Angiography and Optical Coherence Tomography (pp. 133-154). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-68987-6_6