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Keimyung Medical Journal 1986;5(2):223-226.
A Case of Atopic Cataract
아토피성 백내장
김상진; 김광수; 오준섭
Since both the lens and the skin have an ectodermal origin, it is not surprising to find that both tissues are affected simultaneously by disease processes. Certain types of cutaneous disease have been associated with cataract since the time of Rothmund. Clinically such cataracts occur in young persons, are of bilateral incidence. In most of these dermatoses the occurrence of cataract is rare and incidental so that an association may even be questioned; in three, however, it occurs so frequently as to constitute an integral part of a syndrome?atopic dermatitis and Rothmund's and Werner's syndromes. Atopic dermatitis is the commonest cutaneous disease associated with cataract. The case reported in the following was an 21 years old patient who presented with mature cataract (?. D.) and posterior subcapsular opacity (O. S.) associated with atopic dermatitis.

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