Bilateral episcleritis as a manifestation of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Kathryn Elizabeth Bollinger, C. Medina, V. L. Perez

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Purpose: The authors describe how bilateral episcleritis can be a sign of active systemic disease and can respond to treatment in a patient with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Design: Case report. Methods: Comprehensive ophthalmic and physical examination and color photography were used to monitor inflammation and its response to systemic immunosuppression. Results: Systemic cyclophosphamide caused regression of systemic symptoms, cutaneous lesions, and episcleritis. After an 8-month follow-up, the patient has not had a systemic or ocular recurrence. Conclusion: Episcleritis may be a manifestation of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Careful examination of ocular inflammation is important in monitoring systemic disease and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalOcular Immunology and Inflammation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Episcleritis
  • Ocular inflammation
  • Ocular manifestations vasculitis
  • Ocular vasculitis
  • Systemic vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Ophthalmology


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