Salzmann nodules-a possible new ocular manifestation of crohn's disease

Alex P. Lange, Irit Bahar, Wiwan Sansanayudh, Igor Kaisermann, Allan R. Slomovic

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to describe an association between Salzmann nodules and Crohn's disease. METHODS: Single observational case report. RESULTS: Multiple bilateral Salzmann nodules were found in a 50-year-old woman with inactive Crohn's disease. Her visual acuity was 20/25 in OD and 20/20 in OS because of involvement of the midperipheral cornea. Intraocular pressure was significantly elevated in both eyes. However, there were no other signs of glaucoma. The rest of the ocular examination was unremarkable. CONCLUSIONS: Salzmann nodules may represent a distinct clinical sign of ocular involvement in Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Crohn's disease
  • Salzmann nodules


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