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Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013 Apr;21(2):153-7. doi: 10.3109/09273948.2012.754906.

Autoimmune retinopathy in a patient with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0501, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To present a case of autoimmune retinopathy resulting from a mutation in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene.

DESIGN:

Case study.

METHODS:

Case review.

RESULTS:

Mild improvement of goldmann visual field following treatment with systemic and local immunosuppression.

CONCLUSIONS:

There are a limited number of cases linking autoimmune retinopathy with a mutation in the AIRE gene. Further research is needed to find more effective treatment and to prevent tissue damage.

PMID:
23697860
DOI:
10.3109/09273948.2012.754906
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