First report of keratitis in familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: To report corneal manifestations of familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS) for the first time. DESIGN: small case series PARTICIPANTS: Medical records of three members of a single family were reviewed after obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval and informed consent. METHODS: All three members presented with a long history of maculopapular rash after cold exposure starting in childhood associated with nausea, low-grade fever, fatigue and arthralgia that lasted less than 24 hours. Their ocular manifestations consisted of ocular pain, photophobia and keratitis with subsequent stromal haziness. RESULTS: Patients underwent systemic therapy with canalinumab (Ilaris). They responded very well to repeated injections of Ilaris without side effects. CONCLUSIONS: FCAS causes lifelong debilitating effects that restrict patients' daily activities. Ilaris is an FDA-approved treatment for this condition and that typically results in dramatic improvement in clinical and laboratory measures of inflammation, and is well tolerated. Our report is the first small case series of FCAS with keratitis that responded to Ilaris beautifully.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Espandar, L; Boehlke, CS; Kelly, MP

Published Date

  • June 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 304 - 306

PubMed ID

  • 24862780

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1715-3360

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.01.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England