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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan;67(1):143-145. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_772_18.

Ligneous conjunctivitis in a Dandy-Walker syndrome: A rare case report.

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1
Department of Cornea and Anterior Segment, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2
School of Medicine, Hyderabad University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Abstract

Ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) is a rare form of pseudomembranous conjunctivitis seen in children, perhaps due to plasminogen deficiency, which manifest as a chronic refractory pseudomembranous conjunctivitis. LC cases are incapable in maintaining their fibrinolytic activity due to plasminogen deficiency; consequently, transudates of plasma assume as a thick, gelatinous, woody membranes over the mucosal surfaces. This is a short case report on a child with a LC, who presented with recurrent pseudomembranous conjunctivitis in conjunction with progressive congenital hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis (Dandy-Walker syndrome). This rare association was clinically confirmed and prompt corrective surgical measures were instituted.

KEYWORDS:

Dandy–Walker syndrome; hydrocephalus; ligneous conjunctivitis

PMID:
30574926
DOI:
10.4103/ijo.IJO_772_18
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