Mooren's Corneal Ulcers and Hepatitis C Virus Infection

S. E. Wilson, W. M. Lee, C. Murakami, J. Weng, G. A. Moninger

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To the Editor: Mooren's corneal ulcer is a chronic, painful, progressive disorder that characteristically affects the peripheral cornea in a circumferential manner1. The disease may be unilateral or bilateral and may progress to involve the entire cornea, resulting in severe visual loss. Although it is occasionally associated with eye surgery, trauma, or herpes zoster, most cases are idiopathic. Treatment with immunosuppression may be beneficial,2 but many cases are refractory to all forms of therapy. We have identified the presence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in two consecutive patients with this condition. One patient had previously received blood transfusions,…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993

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