Optic neuritis and retinal vasculitis as primary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

Hanim Jumaat Barkeh, M. Muhaya

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    Abstract

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common multisystem disorder. However, retinal vasculitis as a primary manifestation of SLE is uncommon, accounting for only 4% of causes of retinal vasculitis. The postulated mechanism appeared to be vaso-occlusion of the retinal arterioles by thrombosis, with resultant ischaemia. Optic neuropathy in SLE is also rare, with a prevalence of 1%. This is a case report of a young lady who presented to us with retinal vasculitis as her initial presentation of SLE. Interestingly, the pathologic mechanism appeared to be inflammatory and not vaso-occlusive.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)490-492
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume57
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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    Retinal Vasculitis
    Optic Neuritis
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Optic Nerve Diseases
    Arterioles
    Thrombosis
    Ischemia

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    Optic neuritis and retinal vasculitis as primary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus. / Barkeh, Hanim Jumaat; Muhaya, M.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 57, No. 4, 12.2002, p. 490-492.

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