Generalized polyangiitis may pose as atypical conjunctivitis

SAN FRANCISCO — Generalized polyangiitis can mask itself as atypical conjunctivitis, and high clinical suspicion for vasculitis should warrant immediate additional evaluation and tissue biopsy, according to a physician here."Critical review of radiologic images and tissue biopsies can aid in the accurate diagnosis of this systemic disease because missing the diagnosis can be a fatal mistake," Evan C. Pike, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.

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