Familial dysautonomia presenting with bilateral corneal ulcer

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F Shikhi 1 , * , MR Ansaari 1 , J Omidiaan 1 , F Daaneshgar 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Shikhi F, Ansaari M, Omidiaan J, Daaneshgar F. Familial dysautonomia presenting with bilateral corneal ulcer, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2002 ; 6(3):e81020.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 6 (3); e81020
Published Online: December 19, 2002
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 12, 2002
Accepted: December 11, 2002

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Abstract

Introduction: We are reporting  a case of familial dysautonomia presenting with bilateral corneal ulcer.

Case report: A 1-year old boy presented with red eye and bilateral corneal ulcer. Diagnosis of familial dysautonomia was made based on "clinical and laboratory data." Conjunctival flap and lateral permanent tarsorrhaphy was done.

Discussion and Conclusions: Local Ophthalmologists and pediatricians should be aware of this presentation of familial dysautonomia.

Keywords

familial dysautonomia corneal ulcer

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