Corneal Impairment in a Patient With Type 2 Distal Arthrogryposis

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Abstract

Objective:

Case report of a 7-year-old male patient, diagnosed with idiopathic progressive corneal alteration developed within a period of 6 months.

Methods:

Description of type 2 distal arthrogryposis affecting hands and feet, a bilateral, congenital hearing loss, alterations such as keloid-like scarring, congenital heart disease, and cryptorchidism with no relevant family history.

Results:

Corrected visual acuity in the right eye (RE) was 0.5 and in the left eye was 1 and, in addition to that, a bilateral corneal subepithelial fibrosis that was denser in the RE without neovessels and no signs of inflammatory activity.

Conclusion:

This is the first publication relating arthrogryposis with corneal affectation, probably because of a collagen anomaly characteristic in these patients.

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