Diagnostic approach and opportune treatment of necrotizing sclerokeratitis (NS): A clinical case Abordaje diagn¢stico y tratamiento oportuno de la escleroqueratitis necrotizante (EQN): Un caso cl¡nico uri icon


  • © 2015, Academia Nacional de Medicina. All rights reserved.Necrotizing scleritis is an immune-mediated ocular inflammatory process, characterized by an area of avascular necrosis and a profound inflammation of the sclera and episclera. Necrotizing scleritis and its association with peripheral ulcerative keratitis -necrotizing sclerokeratitis (NS)represents a serious threat for vision and eye integrity, evolves very fast if untreated, and its finding suggests the presence of a potentially lethal systemic vasculitic process. The following case is an example of the diagnostic approach and therapeutic scale in a 63-year-old women with necrotizing sclerokeratitis.

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  • July 1, 2015