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Anti–Retinal Pigment Epithelium Antibodies in Acute Exudative Polymorphous Vitelliform Maculopathy
Archives of Ophthalmology
Objective: To investigate the etiology of acute exudative polymorphous vitelliform maculopathy (AEPVM) in a patient with metastatic melanoma, undiagnosed at initial examination, by testing for autoimmune mechanisms. Methods: Serum samples were obtained from a 50-yearold man with AEPVM and metastatic unknown primary melanoma during the acute stage and 3 years later when subretinal fluid had resolved and melanoma was in remission (AEPVM convalescent stage). Western immunoblots using both serumdoi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2010.316 pmid:21220625 fatcat:s3xjnx7w5bc65p2j7dynbj4egq