FRANK A. FINNERTY JR.; WILLIAM D. FOOTE; G. DECARLO MASSARO; JOHN TUCKMAN; JOACHIM H. BUCHHOLZ; MARTIN J. RYAN
Previous publications from this clinic have described a wet, glistening appearance of the entire retina that is frequently associated with toxemia of pregnancy and glomerulonephritis.1, 2 Since this retinal sheen was not present in normal pregnant patients, in patients with other types of edema, or in patients with chronic hypertensive vascular disease, it was suggested that its recognition might be useful in the diagnosis of toxemia and the differentiation of toxemia from hypertensive vascular disease. Although further experience in a larger series of patients has strengthened these preliminary impressions, such claims have been based on purely subjective experience. No data
FINNERTY FA, FOOTE WD, MASSARO GD, TUCKMAN J, BUCHHOLZ JH, RYAN MJ. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LATERAL AND GENERALIZED RETINAL SHEEN12. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:819–826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-819
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):819-826.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hospital Medicine, Hypertension, Nephrology.
Copyright © 2019 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use