Bilateral anterior granulomatous uveitis associated with cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease

Juan G. Gaviria, Daniel A. Johnson, Marsha C. Kinney, Liana H. Proffer, Jacqueline M. Losi-Sasaki, Eric W. Kraus

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Background: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a benign, rare, histiocytic disorder of unknown etiology. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented to the ophthalmology clinic with bilateral granulomatous anterior uveitis. Methods: The uveitis was controlled on topical prednisolone acetate 1%. One month after presentation, she developed generalized macules and papules, and dermatologic and systemic evaluations were performed. Results: On the basis of skin biopsy, purely cutaneous RDD was established. Conclusion: Anterior granulomatous uveitis may be the presenting sign of cutaneous RDD. Consultation is necessary for accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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