Poststreptococcal syndrome presenting as posterior scleritis in a child

Sarah M. Hilkert, Anjum F. Koreishi, Dmitry Pyatetsky*

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Posterior scleritis in children is very rare. In contrast to the adult form, pediatric posterior scleritis has not previously been associated with any systemic disorder. We describe a case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with left eye pain and redness and was found to have posterior scleritis on ultrasonography. Her laboratory work-up revealed a highly elevated antistreptolysin O titer; the rest of her serologic and radiologic evaluation was unremarkable. She was diagnosed with presumed poststreptococcal posterior scleritis and improved with a slow taper of oral steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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