Journal article

Recurrent scleritis in lepromatous leprosy.

A Poon, H MacLean, P McKelvie

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recurrent immune-mediated scleritis after adequate treatment of leprosy is not well documented in the literature. We describe an Australian resident with unilateral intra-ocular lepromatous leprosy who had persistent non-infectious scleritis. METHODS: A man of Anglo-Indian ancestry initially presented with lepromatous leprosy and unilateral ocular involvement. The affected eye had an interstitial keratitis and a granulomatous anterior uveitis that responded to antileprotics and anti-inflammatory agents. Despite systemic cure with triple antileprotic therapy, he developed recurrent scleritis that required multiple scleral patch grafts for scleral thinning and, subsequently, an enu..

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