Bilateral episcleritis as a manifestation of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: The authors describe how bilateral episcleritis can be a sign of active systemic disease and can respond to treatment in a patient with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Comprehensive ophthalmic and physical examination and color photography were used to monitor inflammation and its response to systemic immunosuppression. RESULTS: Systemic cyclophosphamide caused regression of systemic symptoms, cutaneous lesions, and episcleritis. After an 8-month follow-up, the patient has not had a systemic or ocular recurrence. CONCLUSION: Episcleritis may be a manifestation of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Careful examination of ocular inflammation is important in monitoring systemic disease and treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bollinger, K; Medina, C; Perez, VL

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 25

PubMed ID

  • 19294569

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19294569

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-5078

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/09273940802553287


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England