Severe conjunctival and eyelid involvement in pemphigus vulgaris

Tova Lifshitz, Jaime Levy, Emilia Cagnano, Sima Halevy

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Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is only rarely associated with severe ocular involvement. We present a case of PV with bilateral severe swelling, induration and thickening of eyelids, and multiple conjunctival and lid margin erosions, complicated by high intraocular pressure secondary to steroid treatment. After successful systemic immunosuppressive, steroid, and antiglaucomatous treatment, clinical features were resolved, and intraocular pressure returned to normal. Severe ocular diseases without dermatological involvement may be present in PV patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conjunctival and palpebral erosions
  • Pemphigus vulgaris

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