Optic atrophy as a complication of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia

Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 1991;241:85-8.


A five-month-old girl with optic atrophy presented porencephaly on computerized tomography of the brain. Diffuse intracranial hemorrhages occurred in the neonatal period as a result of thrombocytopenia. As the maternal platelets were negative for the platelet antigens, the diagnosis of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia was made. The present case shows that optic atrophy as a single finding can lead to the diagnosis of a rare disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Autoimmune Diseases*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / complications*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Optic Atrophy / etiology*
  • Thrombocytopenia / complications*
  • Thrombocytopenia / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed