Hypopyon uveitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

  • Jeffrey M. Zink
  • Rita Singh-Parikshak
  • C. Starck Johnson
  • David N. Zacks
Short Communication

Abstract

Purpose

To report a case of hypopyon uveitis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

Methods

Interventional case report: a 49-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presented with sudden onset of pain, redness, photophobia, and decreased vision in the left eye. Examination revealed hypopyon uveitis and vaso-occlusive retinopathy.

Results

Following treatment with intravenous steroids and cyclophosphamide, the patient’s vision improved from CF to 20/80 with no inflammation 6 months following initial presentation.

Conclusions

In this case, systemic lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome were associated with hypopyon uveitis. Prompt treatment with systemic immunosuppressive therapy resulted in improvement in the hypopyon uveitis and vaso-occlusive retinopathy.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey M. Zink
    • 1
  • Rita Singh-Parikshak
    • 1
  • C. Starck Johnson
    • 1
  • David N. Zacks
    • 1
  1. 1.Retina Service, Kellogg Eye CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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