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Ligneous conjunctivitis

Disease definition

Ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) is a rare form of chronic conjunctivitis characterised by the recurrent formation of pseudomembranous lesions most commonly on the palpebral surfaces. It is most frequently reported as a clinical manifestation of severe homozygous or compound-heterozygous hypoplasminogenemia (see this term).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Conjunctivitis lignosa
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: H10.4
  • OMIM: 217090
  • UMLS: C1274789
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6187
  • MedDRA: 10071570
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