Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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: 2008  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 336--337

Neurotrophic keratitis in a patient with dihydroxypyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency


Bharat Kapoor, Ezzedin A Luhishi, Andrew KK Chung, Jakobus C Pauw 
 Clayton Centre for Advanced Eye Specialties, Wakefield WF1 3JS, United Kingdom

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Bharat Kapoor
Clayton Hospital, Wakefield, WF1 3JS
United Kingdom

We describe a case of neurotrophic keratitis in association with dihydroxypyrimidine dehydrogenase (DHPD) deficiency. Ocular manifestations in patients with DHPD are rare and neurotrophic keratitis has never been reported before. A six-year-old boy who was a known case of DHPD deficiency and born of a consanguineous marriage presented to our clinic with non-healing corneal ulcers in both eyes. Reduced corneal sensations were detected and the patient was started on lubricating eye drops. The patient continues to be on lubricant eye drops and there has been no recurrence of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Kapoor B, Luhishi EA, Chung AK, Pauw JC. Neurotrophic keratitis in a patient with dihydroxypyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency.Indian J Ophthalmol 2008;56:336-337


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Kapoor B, Luhishi EA, Chung AK, Pauw JC. Neurotrophic keratitis in a patient with dihydroxypyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];56:336-337
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