What is the prognosis of peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK)?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Ellen N Yu-Keh, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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In patients with collagen vascular diseases, peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) with necrotizing scleritis is associated with poor life expectancy because of the presence of subclinical systemic vasculitis.


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