Dupilumab is de eerste biological die geregistreerd is voor de behandeling van matig tot ernstig constitutioneel eczeem. De vaakst gerapporteerde bijwerkingen van dit medicijn zijn oogklachten, met name niet-ernstige conjunctivitis of blefaroconjunctivitis.1 Er zijn echter ook ernstigere oogklachten gemeld. In dit artikel beschrijven wij een casus van een patiënt met constitutioneel eczeem bij wie limbale-stamceldeficiëntie optrad door behandeling met dupilumab.
Dupilumab, the first registered biological for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, frequently causes adverse ocular events. These often take the form of mild conjunctivitis or blepharoconjunctivitis, however, more serious adverse ocular events have also been reported, including limbal stem cell insufficiency.
A 56-year-old man was treated with dupilumab for severe atopic dermatitis. His eczema improved greatly, but he developed bilateral conjunctivitis with limbal stem cell insufficiency in his right eye. After discontinuation of dupilumab, the eye symptoms gradually disappeared. After three months no conjunctivitis or limbal stem cell insufficiency was observed on ophthalmological examination.
Adverse ocular events are often seen in the treatment of atopic dermatitis with dupilumab. Caution is advised if severe adverse events occur. Therefore, it is important to identify the underlying pathophysiological mechanism of these adverse events.
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