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Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr;243(4):386-8. Epub 2004 Oct 13.

Hypopyon uveitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

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Retina Service, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, 1000 Wall St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. jzink@med.umich.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a case of hypopyon uveitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

METHODS:

Interventional case report: a 49-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presented with sudden onset of pain, redness, photophobia, and decreased vision in the left eye. Examination revealed hypopyon uveitis and vaso-occlusive retinopathy.

RESULTS:

Following treatment with intravenous steroids and cyclophosphamide, the patient's vision improved from CF to 20/80 with no inflammation 6 months following initial presentation.

CONCLUSIONS:

In this case, systemic lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome were associated with hypopyon uveitis. Prompt treatment with systemic immunosuppressive therapy resulted in improvement in the hypopyon uveitis and vaso-occlusive retinopathy.

PMID:
15864630
DOI:
10.1007/s00417-004-1022-8
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