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Nepal J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan-Jun;2(1):71-3.

Peripheral ulcerative keratitis triggered by bacterial conjunctivitis.

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  • 1Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Periphpral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) is a disorder consisting of a crescent-shaped destructive inflammation of the perilimbal corneal stroma.

CASE:

We present a case of PUK following acute bacterial conjunctivitis in a 60-year-old lady with a history of on-and-off joint pain for two years. After admission to the hospital, she underwent conjunctival resection and was given topical and oral steroids. She was prescribed hydroxychloroquine after confirming the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis with a positive RA factor.

CONCLUSION:

This report highlights the role of infection as a triggeringagent in the induction of PUK in an otherwise quiescent cornea.

PMID:
21141332
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