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Ann Med Res. 2004; 11(3): 193-195


Case Report of A Patient with Roth Spots from Megaloblastic Anemia

Fatih Ulaž*, Tamer Demir*

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Abstract

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Objective: Case report of a megaloblastic anemia patient with Roth spots.

Case Report: A 42-year-old men with bilateral visual loss that was more pronounced in his left eye, was found to

have megaloblastic anemia due to vit B12 defficiency. Both fundi showed retinal hemorrhages, Roth spots and also

optic nerve atrophy in his left eye. Anemia, retinal changes and visual acuity resolved after he received vit B12

supplements.

Conclusion: This case supports that megaloblastic anemia should be suspected as a cause of retinal hemorrhages.

Key Words: Megaloblastic Anemia, Roth Spot



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