Chronic Unilateral Uveitis as a Manifestation of Leprosy: A Case Report and Literature Review

Claudia Eugenia Duran Merino, María Camila Ortiz Úsuga, María Jaramillo Jaramillo, Ana María Rodríguez

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Purpose: To describe a case of leprosy presenting chronic anterior uveitis associated with other systemic lesions. Methods: Case report and systematic literature review. Results: We describe the case of a 65-year-old patient presenting clinical features of chronic uveitis and poor response to topical and intravitreal steroid treatment. Upon ocular examination, diffuse iris atrophy and macular edema were observed and laboratory tests for autoimmune and infectious diseases were within normal range. Physical examination revealed the presence of skin lesions on trunk and extremities, which were biopsied and identified as positive for leprosy. Conclusion: The case reported herein presented atypical characteristics of uveitis due to the involvement of the posterior segment of the eye. Leprosy diagnosis could be a challenge, a systematic approach is mandatory to achieve adequate treatment.
Idioma originalEspañol (Colombia)
Páginas (desde-hasta)1121-1125
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónOcular Immunology and Inflammation
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Leprosy
  • iris
  • lepromatous
  • leprosy
  • macular edema
  • uveitis

Tipos de Productos Minciencias

  • Artículos de investigación con calidad A2 / Q2

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