Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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LOPEZ-MOLINA, M. et al. Isolated conjunctival involvement in langerhans cell histiocytosis. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.4, pp.217-220. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: A 43-year-old woman referred for a hyperemic node in the inferior conjunctival fornix. No improvement was observed after 10 days of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory topical treatment, so biopsy-extirpation was performed. Histopathological and immunohistochemical findings suggested the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). No findings of extraocular manifestations were shown after an intensive clinical and analytical investigation. Discussion: LCH is a disease with different organ manifestations whose diagnosis depends on histological findings. We present a patient with isolated conjunctival affectation, which to our knowledge is the third case published in the literature.
Palabras clave : Histiocytosis; Langerhans cell; conjunctival node; ocular manifestations.