Bilateral deep keratitis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus

Bilateral deep keratitis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus

Author Adan, CBD Google Scholar
Trevisani, VFM Google Scholar
Vasconcellos, M. Google Scholar
Freitas, D. de Google Scholar
Souza, L. B. de Google Scholar
Mannis, M. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Santo Amaro
Univ Calif Davis
Abstract We report the optical and ultrasonic biomicroscopy and confocal microscopy findings in bilateral stromal keratitis (keratoendotheliitis), a rare ocular manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Examination revealed deposits with polyrefringent crystals. Topical corticosteroid produced regression of the corneal edema, but there was an increase in corneal opacity. Ultrasound biomicroscopy images confirmed the deep location of the corneal opacities, and confocal microscopy showed a disruption of the corneal stroma and crystal-like bodies.
Keywords keratitis
systemic lupus erythematosus
corneal deposits
Language English
Date 2004-03-01
Published in Cornea. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 23, n. 2, p. 207-209, 2004.
ISSN 0277-3740 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 207-209
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000189359100017

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