Keratitis with hypoparathyroidism.


Chronic kiratitis developed in two children with nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism, as part of an autosomal recessive syndrome that included adrenal insufficiency and moniliasis in what was postulated to be an autoimmune disease. The corneal changes may also have been caused by autoimmune mechanism. Activity of the keratitis diminished once the hypoparathyroidism had been brought under control. However, these patients were thought to be at risk for adrenal insufficiency: neither had moniliasis or adrenocortical insufficiency at present, but the features of the hypoparathyroidism adrenal insufficiency-moniliasis syndrome appeared at different ages and in differing sequences.

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@article{Stieglitz1977KeratitisWH, title={Keratitis with hypoparathyroidism.}, author={Lennard Stieglitz and Hanspeter Kind and Joshua Kazdan and David R. Fraser and Sang Whay Kooh}, journal={American journal of ophthalmology}, year={1977}, volume={84 4}, pages={467-72} }