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Triamcinolone acetonide for rare ocular manifestations of pemphigus vulgaris: a case report

Authors Kozeis N, Tyradellis S, Dragiotis E, Eleftheriadis H

Published 16 April 2010 Volume 2010:4 Pages 365—368


Review by Single anonymous peer review

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N Kozeis1, S Tyradellis1, E Dragiotis1, H Eleftheriadis2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece; 2Southend Hospital NHS Trusts, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Abstract: We present an interesting case of pemphigus vulgaris with severe and rare eye manifestations. An old lady with systemic and ocular manifestations of pemphigus vulgaris was treated with systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, with no effect. Subconjunctival injection of triamcinolone acetate reduced the ocular signs and led to gradual reduction of the systemic medications.

Keywords: pemphigus vulgaris, ocular manifestations, triamcinolone acetate

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