PURPOSE: To report ultrabiomicroscopy (UBM) evidence of choroid effusion as a cause of acute transient myopia in the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A Caucasian 16-year-old girl was referred to the Hematology Department for progressive anemia, intermittent fever, and blurred vision. RESULTS: Systemic lupus erythematosus was confirmed by hematological investigations. UBM examination evidenced choroid effusion as the cause of a transient myopic shift. CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis, thanks to the performance of an ultrasound examination, enabled the timely institution of therapy and hence a rapid resolution of the symptoms.

Transient myopic shift aspresenting symptom of systemic lupus erythematous : a UBM study / GUERRIERO S; CIRACÌ L; CARDIA G; VETRUGNO M. - In: OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION. - ISSN 0927-3948. - 18(5):5(2010), pp. 383-384.

Transient myopic shift aspresenting symptom of systemic lupus erythematous : a UBM study

GUERRIERO, Silvana;CARDIA, Giuseppina Maria;VETRUGNO, Michele
2010

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PURPOSE: To report ultrabiomicroscopy (UBM) evidence of choroid effusion as a cause of acute transient myopia in the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A Caucasian 16-year-old girl was referred to the Hematology Department for progressive anemia, intermittent fever, and blurred vision. RESULTS: Systemic lupus erythematosus was confirmed by hematological investigations. UBM examination evidenced choroid effusion as the cause of a transient myopic shift. CONCLUSIONS: Early diagnosis, thanks to the performance of an ultrasound examination, enabled the timely institution of therapy and hence a rapid resolution of the symptoms.
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