Choroidal freckling in pediatric patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1

Aldo Vagge, Leonard B. Nelson, Paolo Capris, Carlo Enrico Traverso

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Abstract

Greater understanding of choroidal freckling in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has changed the previous belief that choroidal lesions are unusual in eyes with this disease. In fact, the high frequency of freckling suggests that the choroid is a structure commonly affected in patients with NF1. A review of patients aged 16 years or younger was performed. Recent studies using near-infrared reflectance imaging have shown that choroidal freckling frequently occurred in pediatric patients. As a result of these findings, some authors have suggested that choroidal freckling should be considered as a new diagnostic criterion for NF1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)
  • Ophthalmology

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