Retinal vasculitis associated with CREST syndrome

Sungjae Yang, Laura J. Kopplin, James T. Rosenbaum

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Purpose: To report two cases of retinal vasculitis associated with CREST syndrome, a novel ocular finding. Observations: We report two cases of patients with CREST syndrome with ocular inflammatory disease. Patient 1 presented with a right unilateral panuveitis with extensive retinal vasculitis and evidence of prior uveitis in the contralateral eye. Patient 2 presented with a left branch retinal artery occlusion and bilateral retinal vasculitis. Both patients underwent treatment with prednisone and mycophenolate motefil. Conclusions and importance: Retinal vasculitis has not been previously reported in CREST syndrome. Prompt therapy with immunomodulatory therapy can potentially minimize ocular morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
StatePublished - Jun 2018


  • CREST syndrome
  • Retinal vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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