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Mooren's ulcer or peripheral ulcerative keratitis
  1. Khawaja Khalid Shoaib
  1. Correspondence to Dr Khawaja Khalid Shoaib, Eye Department, Combined Military Hospital, Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 23200, Pakistan; kkshoaib{at}

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Mathur et al1 published an interesting article regarding Mooren's ulcer in children. However, there are a few reservations regarding the diagnosis. Peripheral corneal ulceration/keratitis can be a feature of Mooren's ulcer, Terrien's marginal degeneration, peripheral ulcers associated with rheumatoid arthritis or Wegener's granulomatosis and vitamin A deficiency2 in patients with malabsorption/malnutrition …

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