Bilateral retinal vasculitis in a patient with lichen planus

DİKCİ S. , Genc O., Yilmaz T., FIRAT P. G.

ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE OFTALMOLOGIA, cilt.79, ss.402-403, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 79 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5935/0004-2749.20160113
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.402-403


Lichen planus (LP) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that commonly affects the skin and mucous membranes. Retinal vasculitis is a group of vision-threatening disorders, in which autoimmunity is thought to play a role in pathogenesis. We present the case of a patient who was diagnosed with retinal vasculitis and who was followed up for mucosal LP. LP has not been reported as a cause of retinal vasculitis in the literature. We believe that the retinal vasculitis in this case was related to LP because cellular immunity plays a role in the pathogenesis of both entities.