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Ocular vasculitis.
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PMID:  23888364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessels that leads to loss of perfusion and ischemia with necrosis. When this occurs in the orbit, the consequences are typically very conspicuous and can be devastating with decreased quality of life and loss of vision. Systemic vasculitides are often related to ophthalmic disorders, which can serve as the first diagnostic manifestation of potentially life-threatening disease. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (e.g., granulomatosis with polyangiitis), Behcet's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus are a few of the diseases commonly associated with ocular vasculitis. Collaboration between ophthalmologists and rheumatologists is important in the successful diagnosis and treatment of patients with vasculitis.
Gabriela M Espinoza; Ankit Desai; Levent Akduman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current rheumatology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6307     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888970     Medline TA:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis University Eye Institute, 1755 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA,
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