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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.