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Rheumatoid Corneal Melt (Vasculitic Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis, PUK)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Rheumatoid corneal melt (keratolysis) is a serious condition for a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that can result in blindness. Affected patients tend to have a poor prognosis due to involvement of other organs by the vasculitis.

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