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Acta Chirurgica Latviensis

The Journal of Riga Stradins University; Latvian Association of Surgeons; Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

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Corneal Perforation in a Patient with Chronic Keratouveitis and Gout: Case Report

Rita Partojeva / Eriks Elksnis
  • Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
  • Department of Ophthalmology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
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/ Guna Laganovska
  • Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
  • Department of Ophthalmology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
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Published Online: 2018-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chilat-2017-0022

Abstract

The ophthalmic manifestations of gout are rare. There are only few published reports and study about it. The majority of patients with ocular gout abnormalities are asymptomatic. The authors discuss the case of a 43-year-old male who presented with central corneal keratolysis with perforation. The patient has an approximately 14-year history of gout attacks and chronic keratouveitis witch started about the same time. Coincidence of keratouveitis in a patient with gout has not been reported and it is unclear if this condition is rare or may only be by chance at the same time with gout.

Keywords: corneal perforation; chronic keratouveitis; gout

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Published Online: 2018-09-25

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Acta Chirurgica Latviensis, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 35–36, ISSN (Online) 2199-5737, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chilat-2017-0022.

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