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Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) is a putative autoimmune, chronic, inflammatory, subepithelial blistering disease affecting mucous membranes.1 It is characterised by linear deposition of immunoglobulins and complement along epithelial basement membranes.1 In this report, we describe a cicatrising conjunctivitis that was clinically and pathologically similar to ocular cicatricial pemphigoid but occurred concurrently with systemic malignancy.
A 69-year-old cachectic man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with painful mouth and skin blisters. He developed a painful red eye 1 week later. Visual acuity was 20/25 on the right and 20/30 on the left. Slit-lamp examination showed bulbar conjunctival injection and an intense papillary reaction of the palpebral conjunctiva on …
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Funding: This research was supported by the That Man May See Foundation.
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