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DOI: 10.1055/a-1363-1326
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Retinal Vasculitis Case Developing in the Early Period after COVID-19

Retinaler Vaskulitisfall, der sich in der frühen Phase nach COVID-19 entwickelt
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Mine Karahan
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Mehmet Emin Dursun
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Sedat Ava
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Leyla Hazar
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ibrahim Katran
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Ugur Keklikci
Ophthalmology, Dicle University, Dicle üniversitesi tip fakültesi Göz Hastaliklari Anabilim dali, Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
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Background

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new disease that can potentially be fatal and affect the lungs and airways. The virus is thought to be most likely transmitted by an interspecies jump from bats to intermediate hosts and from animal hosts to humans [1]. COVID-19, which is highly contagious and often manifests itself with fever, cough, weakness, muscle pain, and shortness of breath, is thought to be transmitted mainly through droplets in the environment as a result of contact with infected patients [2], [3]. It has been reported that COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which infects host cells using renin angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, which are widely expressed in the body, causes tissue hypoperfusion and thrombosis in different stages of the disease by causing endothelial cell inflammation and dysfunction [4], [5], [6], [7].

In this study, we aimed to present a case that developed retinal vasculitis in the early period after a SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.



Publication History

Received: 07 November 2020

Accepted: 17 January 2021

Publication Date:
14 April 2021 (online)

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