Severe scleritis and urticarial lesions

Jennifer E. Thorne, Maria I. Hernandez, Adrienne Rencic, H. Carlos Nousari

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PURPOSE: To report the first known case of bilateral scleritis in a patient with hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: Medical and ophthalmic history, results of physical and ophthalmic examinations, laboratory data, and histologic and immunopathologic examination were reviewed and results recorded. RESULTS: A 67-year-old man who presented with eye redness and pain, rash, arthralgia, and malaise was found to have hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis. Treatment with high-dose oral corticosteroids and mycophenolate mofetil resulted in the resolution of the rash and scleritis. CONCLUSIONS: Ocular involvement may be a helpful clue in the diagnosis of this uncommon syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)932-934
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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