Vasculitis - External and Internal Eye
Several types of systemic vasculitis can affect the eye. Ocular complications can include uveitis, scleritis, keratitis, and optic neuropathy. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis can affect the eye in up to 40% of cases. Systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Takayasu arteritis, and polyarteritis nodosa can all cause vasculitis with retinal and anterior segment involvement.
The lesions of vasculitis are often multifocal and/or bilateral. Ulceration, palpable purpura, and livedo reticularis may be present. Be sure to ask the patient about the presence of specific symptoms such as myalgias, arthralgias, hematuria, or neuropathy.
L95.9 – Vasculitis limited to the skin, unspecified
31996006 – Vasculitis
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