International Ophthalmology

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 369–371 | Cite as

Central retinal artery occlusion in an ANCA negative Churg-Strauss syndrome patient

  • Peykan TürkçüoğluEmail author
  • Ahmet Isık
  • Nurettin Deniz
  • Burak Turgut
  • Elif Kılıç Kan
Original Paper



To describe a central retinal artery occlusion in a patient with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) negative Churg-Strauss syndrome.


Review of clinical and laboratory findings of a 44-year-old woman with ANCA negative Churg-Strauss syndrome that developed sudden vision loss in left eye.


Left central retinal artery occlusion was diagnosed by retinal whitening, a cherry-red spot, and delayed arterial filling on fluorescein angiography. Perinuclear ANCA and cytoplasmic ANCA were negative.


Central retinal artery occlusion can occur in ANCA negative Churg-Strauss syndrome. Patients with this diagnosis should be considered for prophylactic high dose corticosteroid, regardless of their ANCA status.


ANCA Central retinal artery occlusion Churg-Strauss syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peykan Türkçüoğlu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ahmet Isık
    • 2
  • Nurettin Deniz
    • 1
  • Burak Turgut
    • 1
  • Elif Kılıç Kan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyFırat University School of MedicineElazığTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineFırat University School of MedicineElazığTurkey

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