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Supratarsal injection of triamcinolone acetonide and childhood allergic keratoconjunctivitis.
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PMID:  22331436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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To evaluate the efficacy and safety of supratarsal injection of triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of refractory allergic keratoconjunctivitis in childhood. Thirty-five patients (70 eyes) with severe allergic keratoconjunctivitis were included in this study. Fifteen patients (42.8%) had atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) and 20 (57.2%) had vernal keratoconjuncivitis (VKC). All patients underwent a bilateral supratarsal injection of 20 mg triamcinolone acetonide. Mean follow-up was 28 months (range 14-38). All patients showed a significant symptomatic improvement and partial resolution of clinical features of keratoconjunctivitis within the first 2 weeks. Corneal complications related to keratoconjunctivitis disappeared in all patients. One patient with VKC experienced ocular hypertension. No patient with AKC showed side-effects. Severe relapse of the disease was noted in 10% of eyes with VKC and in 6.7% of eyes with AKC after a mean follow-up of 9 and 11 months, respectively. Supratarsal injection of triamcinolone acetonide is effective and safe in patients with severe chronic allergic keratoconjunctivits to relieve severe inflammation associated with this disease.
Authors:
Sonia Zaouali; Rim Kahloun; Sonia Attia; Bechir Jelliti; Manel Trigui; Salim Ben Yahia; Riadh Messaoud; Moncef Khairallah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-14     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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Department of Ophthalmology, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, 5019, Monastir, Tunisia.
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