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Pick's retinitis (Ludwig Pick)

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A retinitis syndrome characterised by decreased visual acuity, reduced field of vision and distortion of shapes of objects, with diffuse clouding of retina, peripapillary whitish grey macula, small haemorrhagic areas, distension of vessels. The disorder usually occurs in cachexic patients with anaemia secondary to cancer of the stomach or to gastrointestinal haemorrhage.


  • L. Pick:
    Netzhautveränderungen bei chronischen Anämien.
    Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Stuttgart, 1901, 39: 177-192.

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