Postmortem vitreous bevacizumab levels of an infant treated for retinopathy of prematurity.

Title

Postmortem vitreous bevacizumab levels of an infant treated for retinopathy of prematurity.

Creator

Hypes Stephen; Nasser Orwa; Hanna Nancy; Lawhon William; Bouhenni Rachida; Hertle Richard W

Publisher

Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Date

2016
2016-12

Description

We report the vitreous concentration of bevacizumab after injection for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A premature neonate diagnosed with type 1 ROP was treated in both eyes with 0.625 mg intravitreal bevacizumab injection at 32 weeks' postconceptual age. Eleven weeks later there was complete regression clinically, but the patient died. Vitreous samples taken at autopsy revealed a bevacizumab vitreous concentration of 41.57 ng/ml. Histopathology of the retina showed residual preretinal neovascularization. Bevacizumab elimination from the infant vitreous is similar to that of adults, and, although complete regression was clinically apparent, it was not confirmed histopathologically.

Subject

*Retinopathy of Prematurity; Angiogenesis Inhibitors; Antibodies; Bevacizumab/*analysis; Gestational Age; Humanized; Humans; Infant; Intravitreal Injections; Monoclonal; Newborn; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; Vitreous Body/*chemistry

Rights

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Pages

537–539

Issue

6

Volume

20

Citation

Hypes Stephen; Nasser Orwa; Hanna Nancy; Lawhon William; Bouhenni Rachida; Hertle Richard W, “Postmortem vitreous bevacizumab levels of an infant treated for retinopathy of prematurity.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3630.

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