Choroidopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus

Aristófanes Mendonça Canamary Jr Jacqueline Martins de Sousa Gabriel Costa de Andrade Heloisa Moraes do Nascimento About the authors


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which can affect the eye in different ways. Lupus choroidopathy is rare and include retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) detachment and/or serous retinal detachment and pigment epitheliopathy. Most cases are associated with systemic disease activity and can be considered a factor of gravity and need for intense immunosuppression. Usually has good visual prognosis with proper treatment of SLE, although some cases may have irreversible damage to the outer retina and RPE. We describe a case of choroidopathy secondary to SLE during its multisystem activity with good clinical outcome after treatment with systemic immunosuppression.

Systemic lupus erythematosus; Retinal detachment; Retinal pigment epithelium; Choroid; Fluorescein angiography; Case reports

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