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October 1970

Acute Chorioretinal Infarction in Sickle Cell TraitReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Ophthalmology and the Oscar Johnson Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Stein is a postdoctoral fellow at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(4):485-490. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040487017

A case of probable generalized intravascular sickling in an infant with sickle cell trait is the first reported case of extensive vaso-occlusive disease of the choroid in this disorder. Moreover, ocular manifestations of sickle cell trait have not been observed in infancy. The vascular nature of the patient's generalized disorder was suggested by the chorioretinal lesions and the hemoglobin sickle cell trait pattern on hemoglobin electrophoresis.