Chronic bilateral keratitis in autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiadis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED). A long-term follow-up and visual prognosis.

@article{Merenmies2000ChronicBK,
  title={Chronic bilateral keratitis in autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiadis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED). A long-term follow-up and visual prognosis.},
  author={Lauri Merenmies and Ahti Tarkkanen},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={532-5}
}
PURPOSE To report the outcome of chronic bilateral keratitis and other ocular manifestations in autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED). MATERIAL AND METHODS The material consists of 69 patients with APECED, who were examined by the senior author as referrals from the pediatricians. The patients were seen at the Helsinki University Eye Hospital a total of 370 times and the follow-up periods range from 2 to 25 years. RESULTS 25% of the patients had chronic… CONTINUE READING