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Recurrent Episcleritis in Relation to Menstruation: A Case Report.
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PMID:  21394023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE:: To describe a case of recurrent episcleritis associated with a patient's menstrual cycle. METHOD:: A retrospective case review of a 39-year-old woman who presented with a 12-year history of recurrent episcleritis in relation to her menstruation. She was seen during an acute attack and started on a reducing regime of topical steroids for 5 weeks. She was then advised to use it a week before and after menstruation. RESULTS:: Examination and investigations revealed episcleritis with a negative systems review. After starting the treatment, she was symptom free when reviewed at 4, 8, 14, and 33 weeks. Now, the patient uses topical steroids only 1 week before menstruation. CONCLUSIONS:: Literature review revealed no recent case reports and provided insufficient evidence to understand this relationship. We recommend increased awareness and reporting because there is a need for more studies to understand this relationship and to provide evidence for management.
Authors:
Sangeetha Govinda Rajoo; Jaishree Gandhewar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-4798     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Queens Hospital Burton, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire. DE13 0RB.
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