Terrien's marginal degeneration associated with erythema elevatum diutinum

Jun Shimazaki, Hao Yung Yang, Shigeto Shimmura, Kazuo Tsubota

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Purpose. To describe a patient with Terrien's marginal degeneration associated with a chronic skin disease, erythema elevatum diutinum. Methods. A 27-year-old woman with peripheral thinning of her left cornea associated with adjacent conjunctival and episcleral inflammation was clinically examined. Results. Episodes of worsening skin lesions were associated with development of inflammation in her left eye. Administration of sulfones was effective for reducing both skin and ocular inflammation. Conclusion. Erythema elevatum diutinum should be considered an underlying systemic disease of Terrien's marginal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May


  • Corneal ulcer
  • Skin disease
  • Sulfones
  • Terrien's marginal degeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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