Corneal Impairment in a Patient With Type 2 Distal Arthrogryposis

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


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.


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.


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

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