Bilateral retinal vasculitis in a patient with lichen planus


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

ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE OFTALMOLOGIA, vol.79, no.6, pp.402-403, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5935/0004-2749.20160113
  • Journal Name: ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS DE OFTALMOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-403

Abstract

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.