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Lupus Treated With Plasmapheresis

Keye L. Wong, MD, FACS
Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(8):1142. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.8.1142-a.
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Papadaki et al1 described 2 cases as the first report in which retinal vasculitis secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was successfully treated with plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive therapy. In 1981 we reported a case of SLE retinopathy in which vision improved following the use of plasmapheresis, corticosteroids, and cyclophosphamide.2

Papadaki  TGZacharopoulos  IPPapaliodis  G  et al.  Plasmapheresis for lupus retinal vasculitis. Arch Ophthalmol 2006;124 (11) 1654- 1656
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1001/archopht.124.11.1654]]
Wong  KAi  EJones  JVYoung  D Visual loss as the initial symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus. Am J Ophthalmol 1981;92 (2) 238- 244


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