Rheumatoid scleritis

C. C. Barr, H. Davis, William W Culbertson

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Abstract

A 59-year-old black female with rheumatoid arthritis developed diffuse anterior scleritis with orbital and adnexal involvement. Computerized axial tomography (CAT) demonstrated the location and extent of the lesion. Biopsy of subconjunctival tissue revealed a rheumatoid nodule, characterized by granulomatous inflammation and fibrinoid necrosis. The patient improved rapidly on large doses of systemic corticosteroids. The relationship of scleritis to rheumatoid arthirits is discussed. The histopathologic features of rheumatoid scleritis, its appearance on CAT scan, and the management of this disease are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1273
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmology
Volume88
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

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Scleritis
Rheumatoid Nodule
Tomography
Disease Management
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Necrosis
Inflammation
Biopsy

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  • Ophthalmology

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Barr, C. C., Davis, H., & Culbertson, W. W. (1981). Rheumatoid scleritis. Ophthalmology, 88(12), 1269-1273.

Rheumatoid scleritis. / Barr, C. C.; Davis, H.; Culbertson, William W.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 88, No. 12, 01.12.1981, p. 1269-1273.

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Barr, CC, Davis, H & Culbertson, WW 1981, 'Rheumatoid scleritis', Ophthalmology, vol. 88, no. 12, pp. 1269-1273.
Barr CC, Davis H, Culbertson WW. Rheumatoid scleritis. Ophthalmology. 1981 Dec 1;88(12):1269-1273.
Barr, C. C. ; Davis, H. ; Culbertson, William W. / Rheumatoid scleritis. In: Ophthalmology. 1981 ; Vol. 88, No. 12. pp. 1269-1273.
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