A case series of patients diagnosed with orofacial granulomatosis presenting primarily with dense infiltrates and severe periorbital edema.
Orofacial granulomatosis is a relapsing nonnecrotizing granulomatous syndrome that classically presents with lip and perioral swelling. Over the years, several patients have been referred to the Duke Eye Center Oculoplastics Department for severe, progressive, recurrent eyelid swelling interfering with both their functional vision and their appearance. In this IRB approved retrospective case series, we describe the clinical course of 5 such patients, including their presenting symptoms, diagnosis, and response to treatment. We hope that oculoplastics specialists will consider this entity in the differential diagnosis of periorbital edema and consider initiating localized anti-inflammatory treatment once the diagnosis has been made.
Sabet-Peyman, EJ; Woodward, JA
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