Childhood chronic anterior uveitis associated with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC): Successful treatment with topical tacrolimus. Case series

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Abstract

Uveitis treatment involves topical corticosteroids along with cycloplegic-mydriatics. Particularly severe cases may require systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs. Vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) treatment consists of a brief period of topical corticosteroids and/or cyclosporine. In patients refractory to traditional treatment, the use of 0.1% topical ophtalmic FK- 506 (tacrolimus) ointment has been occasionally reported.This is the first report of the coexistence of uveitis and VKC. The documented response to topical tacrolimus eyedrop of uveitis and VKC is also of interest, in particular since to our knowledge there are no published reports on its clinical use in uveitis. © 2011 Taddio et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Taddio, A., Cimaz, R., Caputo, R., de Libero, C., Di Grande, L., Simonini, G., … Pucci, N. (2011). Childhood chronic anterior uveitis associated with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC): Successful treatment with topical tacrolimus. Case series. Pediatric Rheumatology, 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/1546-0096-9-34

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