Friday, 1 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 24.4: Angioid retinal streaks

Angioid retinal streaks are caused by breaks in Bruch's membrane

They look like dark red lines under the retina - almost like blood vessels.  I'd recommend using google to search for a selection of images to look at.

They are associated with SLAPPERS:
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Lead poisoning
  • Acromegaly
  • Pagets disease
  • Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Ehlers-Danlos
  • Raised calicum/phosphate
  • Short people

 Onwards to SIADH...