Purtscher Retinopathy and Purtscher-like Retinopathy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Edward Chaum, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew G Lee, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to its known and reported association with pancreatitis, pregnancy and trauma, Purtscher-like retinopathy has now been reported to be associated with many systemic conditions including hemolytic uremic syndrome, [16] myocardial infarction, [17] viral infections, [18, 19] and stem cell transplantation. [20] Other recently reported causes include gemcitabine therapy, [23] synthetic cannabinoids, [22] and injection of drugs and other compounds. [23, 24]

Differential Diagnoses