Case Report

Behçet’s Disease: A Case of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis Leading to Corneal Perforation


  • Selçuk Sızmaz
  • Ayşel Pelit
  • Meltem Yağmur
  • Didem Arslan
  • Yonca Aydın Akova

Received Date: 03.05.2010 Accepted Date: 18.05.2010 Turk J Ophthalmol 2010;40(4):242-244

A 27-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with peripheral ulcerative keratitis that rapidly resulted in perforation. After reconstruction of the ocular surface with a corneal patch graft and amniotic membrane transplantation, the patient was also evaluated by Rheumatology department. The presence of recurrent oral ulcers, large-vessel vasculitis, and bilateral sacroiliitis led to a diagnosis of Behçet’s disease. Immunosuppressive treatment was started. Here, we present a case of Behçet’s disease with peripheral ulcerative keratitis causing corneal perforation.

Keywords: Peripheral ulcerative keratitis; Behçet’s disease; vasculitis

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