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Fuchs' atrophy

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Peripheral atrophy of the optic nerve. Consists of headache, fever, cyanosis, swelling of the face, ulceration of mucocutaneous membranes, and severe conjunctivitis. Eponym indicates a nonfebrile Stevens-Johnson variant.


  • E. Fuchs:
    Die periphere Atrophie des Sehnerven.
    Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für Ophthalmologie. 1885, 31: 177-200.

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