necrotizing scleritis

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Related to necrotizing scleritis: nodular scleritis, scleromalacia perforans

nec·ro·tiz·ing scle·ri·tis

fibrinoid degeneration and necrosis of the sclera.


causing necrosis; exuding a brown to green, putrid discharge containing tissue debris.

necrotizing epithelioma, necrotizing calcifying epithelioma
necrotizing hepatopancreatitis
disease of shrimps caused by a small obligate intracellular unidentified bacterium; subacute to chronic syndrome with cumulative mortality of up to 90%.
necrotizing panniculitis
multifocal, erythematous, nonpruritic cutaneous lesions which ulcerate in the center and discharge seropurulent exudate; identifiable on histopathological examination.
necrotizing scleritis
a rare eye lesion, inflammatory proliferation of the anterior sclera, in dogs.
necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
see necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
necrotizing vasculitis
important feature of the Arthus reaction; damage to the endothelium results from deposition of immune complexes in the vessel wall, usually on the basement membrane of the endothelium.
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Mortality rate in rheumatoid arthritis patients developing necrotizing scleritis or peripheral ulcerative keratitis.
Ten months prior to admission, he had presented a nodular necrotizing scleritis in his left eye.
Slit-lamp examination revealed corneal perforation at the nasal side with iris prolapsus and accompanying necrotizing scleritis (Figure 3A).
In Case 3, corneal defect was repaired with the rim of a corneoscleral button, and a transpositional rotating conjunctival flap from the superomedial healthy conjunctiva was utilized for the closure of necrotizing scleritis area.

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