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August 2007

Lupus Treated With Plasmapheresis

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(8):1142. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.8.1142-a

Papadaki et al1 described 2 cases as the first report in which retinal vasculitis secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was successfully treated with plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive therapy. In 1981 we reported a case of SLE retinopathy in which vision improved following the use of plasmapheresis, corticosteroids, and cyclophosphamide.2

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