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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-141

Adalimumab in the treatment of recurrent idiopathic bilateral nodular scleritis


Department of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed M Bawazeer
Department of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P.O. Box 80215, Jeddah 21589
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.91271

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Our objective is to report a case of bilateral nodular scleritis in a 34-year-old patient, resistant to steroids and traditional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, who was successfully treated with subcutaneous injections of 40 mg adalimumab. Adalimumab resulted in rapid control of scleritis in both eyes within 3 months with no recurrence over 5 years of follow-up. No side effects were reported during treatment. Although a large prospective study and a longer follow-up are required to reach a conclusive result, adalimumab has a potential role in the treatment of the above condition with the control of inflammation.


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