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Chronic and delayed-onset mustard gas keratitis: report of 48 patients and review of literature.

Authors
  • Javadi, Mohammad-Ali
  • Yazdani, Shahin
  • Sajjadi, Hamid
  • Jadidi, Khosro
  • Karimian, Farid
  • Einollahi, Bahram
  • Ja'farinasab, Mohammad-Reza
  • Zare, Mohammad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2005
Volume
112
Issue
4
Pages
617–625
Identifiers
PMID: 15808253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Mustard gas causes chronic and delayed destructive lesions in the ocular surface and cornea, leading to progressive visual deterioration and ocular irritation. The pathophysiologic features of these changes are not clearly identified. Excised conjunctival and corneal specimens revealed a mixed inflammatory response without any specific features. Based on the clinical appearance of the lesions and the histopathologic findings, an immune-mediated component seems possible. This article contains additional online-only material available at.

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