LEBER'S MILIARY ANEURYSM AND DYSBETALIPOPROTEINAEMIA

A Case Report

Authors

  • VICTOR GODEL MD, PhD,

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    1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital and Goldschleger Eye Institute Sheba Medical Center and Tel Aviv University Medical School, Israel.
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  • LUCIAN REGENBOGEN,

    1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital and Goldschleger Eye Institute Sheba Medical Center and Tel Aviv University Medical School, Israel.
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  • MOSHE LAZAR

    1. Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital and Goldschleger Eye Institute Sheba Medical Center and Tel Aviv University Medical School, Israel.
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Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

A 19-year-old male suffering from Leber's miliary aneurysm was also found to be affected by a dysbetalipoproteinaemia (type IV hyperlipoproteinaemia). The pathophysiologic mechanism of the condition and the possible metabolic cause are discussed. In view of such findings, evaluation of plasma lipids in patients with Leber's miliary aneurysm would seem to be warranted.

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