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Treatment of ligneous conjunctivitis with heterologous serum

Thiago Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo , Thomaz Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo , Diogo Gonçalves dos Santos Martins ORCID logo , Maria Carolina Francisco Kuba ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019RC4714

ABSTRACT Ligneous conjunctivitis is a rare form of chronic and recurrent bilateral conjunctivitis, in which thick membranes develop on the tarsal conjunctiva and on other mucosae. We report the case of a 55-year old female patient with bilateral ligneous conjunctivitis who was successfully treated with 50% heterologous serum. There was no recurrence or side effects after one-year follow-up. We suggest the use of 50% heterologous serum should be further studied to better determine its efficacy as a treatment option for […]