ligneous conjunctivitis


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lig·ne·ous con·junc·ti·vi·tis

conjunctivitis characterized typically by woody induration of the upper tarsal conjunctiva, whitish pseudomembrane, and, in severe cases, corneal opacity; usually bilateral.

ligneous conjunctivitis

A rare eye disease in which fibrin deposits create woody plaques on the conjunctiva. Similar plaques may develop in the airways and genitalia. The disease often is found in patients with a deficiency in plasminogen levels.
See also: conjunctivitis
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Therapy with a purified plasminogen concentrate in an infant with ligneous conjunctivitis and homozygous plasminogen deficiency.
Congenital hydrocephalus as a rare association with ligneous conjunctivitis and type I plasminogen deficiency.
Ligneous conjunctivitis, hydrocephalus, hydrocele, and pulmonary involvement in a child with homozygous type I plasminogen deficiency.
Ligneous conjunctivitis. A clinicopathologic study of 17 cases.
Ear involvement in ligneous conjunctivitis: a rarity or an under-diagnosed condition?
Juvenile colloid milium associated with ligneous conjunctivitis: report of a case and review of the literature.
Here, a case of ligneous conjunctivitis involving the upper tarsal conjunctiva in a 4-year-old boy is presented.
When the level of free plasminogen was found to be low (16 mg/dl), a diagnosis of ligneous conjunctivitis was made with clinical, histopathological and biochemical findings.