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MKSAP 17 Q & A
A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-day history of pain and redness of the left eye. She also notes increased pain when looking at bright objects with that eye. Her symptoms have been progressively worsening since onset. Medical history is unremarkable, although she reports generalized fatigue, chronic low back pain, and stiffness over the past several months. The back pain awakens her at night and improves throughout the day with activity. Her only medication is as-needed ibuprofen for her back pain, which provides some relief.
On physical examination, temperature is normal, blood pressure is 126/64 mm Hg, and pulse rate is 54/min. BMI is 27. On ophthalmologic examination, extraocular muscle movements and visual acuity are normal. There is pronounced redness of the sclera surrounding the border where it meets the cornea in the left eye. The left pupil is constricted, and there is photophobia with illumination of the left eye. The right eye is normal. The physical examination is normal except for tenderness to palpation over the buttocks in the region of the sacroiliac joints.
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A: Corneal ulcer
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