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Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie
Volume 41, n° 10
pages 916-919 (décembre 2018)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jfo.2018.03.012
Received : 6 February 2018 ;  accepted : 2 Mars 2018
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Ligneous conjunctivitis due to plasminogen deficit: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach. With literature review
Conjonctivite ligneuse dans le cadre d’un déficit en plasminogène : approche diagnostique et thérapeutique

A. Rouatbi , A. Chebbi , H. Bouguila
 Nationl institute of ophthalmology, Tunisia University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis (FMT), Tunisia 

Corresponding author. BP 44 publiposte les berges du lac, 1053 Tunis, Tunisia.BP 44 publiposte les berges du lacTunis1053Tunisia

Ligneous conjunctivitis is a rare and poorly understood pathology. Infections and repeated microtraumas are often involved in acute disease flare-ups. This masquerade may lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. We report two cases of ligneous conjunctivitis, describing various presentations of its natural history and focusing on the treatment of this rare disease.

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La conjonctivite ligneuse est une pathologie rare et mal connue. Les infections et les microtraumatismes répétés sont souvent en cause dans les poussées. Ils peuvent orienter vers des diagnostics erronés, retardant le traitement. Nous rapportons deux cas de conjonctivite ligneuse tout en décrivant l’aspect des lésions observées et les différentes évolutions possibles, mettant le point sur le traitement de cette pathologie rare.

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Keywords : Ligneous conjunctivitis, Pseudomembranes, Plasminogen deficit, Surgical excision, Recurrence

Mots clés : Conjonctivite ligneuse, Pseudomembranes, Déficit en plasminogène, Excision chirurgicale, Récidive

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