Journal article

Orbital inflammatory disease

Joseph R Lutt, Lyndell L Lim, Pramit M Phal, James T Rosenbaum

SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To familiarize rheumatologists and internists with the signs, symptoms, and management of orbital inflammatory disease (OID). METHODS: A comprehensive literature review related to OID was performed and reported from the perspectives of rheumatology, ophthalmology, and radiology. RESULTS: OID is a general term encompassing inflammatory diseases that affect some or all of the structures contained within the orbit external to the globe. Orbital involvement as a part of the initial symptom complex is not uncommon for systemic diseases such as Graves' disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, and sarcoidosis. The management of these and other causes of OID, such as idiopathic orbital inflamm..

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