Acute anterior uveitis and spondyloarthropathies

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An acute onset, unilateral anterior uveitis occurs during the course of either Reiter's syndrome or ankylosing spondylitis. Conversely, many patients who suffer from an acute anterior uveitis are HLA-B27-positive and have associated joint disease. The consistent presentation of the uveitis can aid in the process of differential diagnosis. This article includes a discussion of the recognition of the characteristic presentation, the complications, the role of B27 testing, the relevance of animal models, the pathogenesis, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-151
Number of pages9
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Rheumatology

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