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Necrotising scleritis, keratitis and uveitis in primary antiphospholipid syndrome
  1. Brijesh Takkar1,
  2. Sudarshan Khokhar1,
  3. Uma Kumar2,
  4. Pradeep Venkatesh1
  1. 1 Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  2. 2 Department of Rheumatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Prof Pradeep Venkatesh, venkyprao{at}


Ocular manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome typically include thromboembolic and neuro-ophthalmic complications. In this report we present a case of inflammation of the ocular coats in a patient diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome 16 years prior. We discuss management of the case and the possible aetiology of the rare association.

  • vasculitis
  • rheumatology
  • ophthalmology
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  • Contributors BT, PV and UK contributed to diagnosis and management of the patient. BT and PV wrote the script, and SK supervised and performed critical revision. PV is the overall guarantor of the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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