Keratouveitis caused by sap of Euphorbia myrsinites plant.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3AEC9028FF0C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Keratouveitis caused by sap of Euphorbia myrsinites plant.
Périodique
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Auteur(s)
Bessero A.C., Achache F., Guex-Crosier Y.
ISSN
0023-2165
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
225
Numéro
5
Pages
451-452
Langue
anglais
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Euphorbia plants grow in many gardens. Their milky latex is, however, a strong irritant which may induce various ocular lesions from keratoconjunctivitis to severe uveitis. HISTORY AND SIGNS: A 86-year-old woman developed a unilateral severe anterior chamber inflammation associated with descemtic folds after direct contact with sap of Euphorbia. Visual acuity was limited to counting fingers. Her eye was operated from filtering surgery ten years previously. The patient was closely followed to rule out the diagnosis of bacterial endophthalmitis. THERAPY AND OUTCOME: Symptoms progressively resolved after topical administration of 3 mg/mL ofloxacine and 1 % prednisolone acetate. CONCLUSIONS: Euphorbia sap toxicity may take different forms from keratoconjunctivitis to severe uveitis. Euphorbia sap-induced uveitis should be kept in mind when the patient has seen in contact with freshly cut plants.
Mots-clé
Aged, Euphorbia, Female, Humans, Keratitis, Plant Exudates, Plant Poisoning, Uveitis
Pubmed
Web of science
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22/01/2009 15:53
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20/08/2019 14:30
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