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Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Optometric Association
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
3
Pages
166–169
Identifiers
PMID: 1813519
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Cicatricial pemphigoid is an inflammatory disease of presumed autoimmune etiology. It most commonly affects the conjunctiva and oral mucosa and less commonly the skin. The ocular manifestations of the disease include bilateral conjunctival shrinkage, xerosis, and corneal opacification. The progression of cicatricial pemphigoid is variable and can be interrupted by periods of remission or by periods of rapid exacerbation. Ocular surgery and topical pharmaceuticals may contribute to the exacerbation of this disease. Current treatment consists of systemic immunosuppressants and systemic corticosteroids.

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