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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Clinical Ophthalmology

Volume 11, February 2017, Pages 305-310.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S121375. Copyright © Ghassemi et al.


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the serum hypercoagulability state and common viral and protozoan infections in Coats' disease versus a normal control group.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this comparative case series, 22 consecutive patients with Coats' disease and 19 non-Coats' patients undergoing lensectomy for congenital, traumatic, or senile cataract between January 2011 and June 2014 were included. Laboratory data for hypercoagulability states and common viral and protozoan infections were investigated.

RESULTS: The mean age for the Coats' group was 14.5 years (median 8 years, range: 2 months to 59 years), and for the control group it was 30.6 years (median 17 years, range: 2-82 years). In patients aged 10 years or younger, anticytomegalovirus immunoglobulin G (IgG) (P≤0.01), homocysteine (P=0.03), and serum beta globulin (P

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