Scleral necrosis in a patient with congenital erythropoietic porphyria Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Porphyria, Erythropoietic
  • Sclera
  • Scleritis

abstract

  • This case highlights the usefulness of tissue biopsy in porphyria when one is uncertain as to whether a necrotizing process is driven by inflammation or phototoxic damage. When the underlying mechanism is clearly identified, the appropriate therapy can then be instituted to prevent further damage.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181e458fa

PubMed ID

  • 20847674

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 97

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 30

number

  • 1