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Corneal changes in ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip and palate syndrome: case series and literature review.
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PMID:  22618129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study is to describe the corneal changes in three unrelated patients with ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip and palate (EEC) syndrome and review the literature on the possible etiology and clinical presentation of similar cases. Case 1 is an 18-year-old female with cleft lip and palate, syndactyly, and bilateral corneal pannus superiorly and inferiorly. She was initially diagnosed and treated as herpes simplex virus keratitis. Case 2 is a 3-year-old female born with cleft lip and palate, absent radial digits in both hands, and bilateral lacrimal stenosis. She developed progressive stromal scarring and neovascularization in both eyes. Her cornea perforated after developing infectious ulceration. Case 3 is a 49-year-old male with cleft palate, claw-hand deformities, absent meibomian glands and lacrimal duct, right ankyloblepharon, and a superior wedge-shaped opacity in the left cornea. The clinical findings demonstrated the different spectrum of keratopathy seen in patients with EEC. All patients were treated medically and without any surgical intervention. Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is presumed to be the cause in all three cases. Corneal changes in EEC can have variable presentation. LSCD seems to be the etiology of such keratopathy. Recurrent infection from lacrimal drainage obstruction and tear film instability are other risk factors for disease severity and progression.
Anthony F Felipe; Azin Abazari; Kristin M Hammersmith; Christopher J Rapuano; Parveen K Nagra; Baltasar Moratal Peiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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