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Ligneous Conjunctivitis with Oral Mucous Membrane Involvement and Decreased Plasminogen Level


Address correspondence to Mohamed A. El-Darouti, M.D., M.Sc., 47 El Falaky St., Bab El Louk, Roxy Sq. Cairo 11341, Egypt, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Ligneous conjunctivitis (MIM 217090) is a rare autosomal recessive hereditary disorder. We report a case with both ligneous conjunctivitis and ligneous periodontitis in association with plasminogen type I deficiency. Diagnosis was based on the clinical and histological findings and most importantly, decreased serum level of plasminogen type I.

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