Advertisement

 

 

Uveitis in Siriraj Hospital: pattern differences between immune-related uveitis and infectious uveitis in a university-based tertiary care hospital.

Uveitis in Siriraj Hospital: pattern differences between immune-related uveitis and infectious uveitis in a university-based tertiary care hospital.
Author Information (click to view)

Tesavibul N, Boonsopon S, Choopong P, Tanterdtham S,


Tesavibul N, Boonsopon S, Choopong P, Tanterdtham S, (click to view)

Tesavibul N, Boonsopon S, Choopong P, Tanterdtham S,

Advertisement

International ophthalmology 2017 04 20() doi 10.1007/s10792-017-0515-5

Abstract
PURPOSE
To describe a proportion of uveitis and to analyse differences between immune-related uveitis and infectious uveitis groups.

METHODS
A retrospective study of 458 uveitis patients were categorized into immune-related uveitis, infectious uveitis, masquerade, and undetermined groups. The pattern of inflammation was described. Subgroup analysis was performed to compare pattern differences between immune-related uveitis and infectious uveitis groups.

RESULTS
The most common location of inflammation was the anterior eye segment. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease was the most common identifiable cause. From multivariate analysis, variables found to be significantly different between immune-related uveitis group and infectious uveitis group were age of onset, presence of systemic autoimmune diseases, HIV infection, and laterality.

CONCLUSIONS
Idiopathic anterior uveitis was the most prevalent diagnosis. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease was the most common identifiable uveitis. Most immune-related uveitis patients were young and presented with chronic bilateral panuveitis, with most patients in the infectious uveitis group presenting with chronic unilateral posterior uveitis.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

fifteen + nine =

[ HIDE/SHOW ]