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Optic neuropathy as a presenting feature of systemic lupus erythematosus: two case reports and literature review.
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PMID:  21669911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may affect the eyes and/or visual system in up to a third of patients; however, optic nerve involvement has been rarely reported. SLE presenting as optic neuropathy is exceptional. We report two new cases of optic neuropathy as a presenting feature of SLE. The first patient presented with an ischemic optic neuropathy and antiphospholipid antibodies, and the second presented with optic neuritis. A literature review for previous cases of SLE presenting as optic neuropathy was performed. Early diagnosis of SLE-associated optic neuropathy is warranted and leads to a better prognosis.
M Frigui; F Frikha; D Sellemi; F Chouayakh; J Feki; Z Bahloul
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-13
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Title:  Lupus     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
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