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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 285-287

Peripheral ulcerative keratitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: A rare but devastating association

Department of Cornea, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sashwanthi Mohan
Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_3241_22

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can have various ophthalmic manifestations, of which a rare but serious association is peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK), which can progress to corneal melt and perforation. Adequate immuno-suppression and close follow-up are required in these patients to prevent ocular and systemic progression of disease. We report a case of PUK in SLE which progressed rapidly despite immuno-suppression and required surgical intervention.

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